In 50 percent of the killings of Indian journalists since 2010 there have been no arrests so far. We need to come together to protect our tribe,
The Supreme Court’s shaky jurisprudence on Article 19 (1)(a) has provided a foundation for the legislature to push for more restrictions on free speech.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/10/2017
October 2 will see protests across the country as journalists gather to protest killings. But to assess the vulnerability of journalists look at the attacks as well.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |22/09/2017
Shantanu Bhowmick was clearly marked out since he worked for DinRaat channel which was perceived as being pro-CPM,
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |14/09/2017
Kamran Yousuf has been in the National Investigation Agency’s custody for a week without any charges being brought against him.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/09/2017
When the news of her murder came through my news feed, I wondered, will assassination of Gauri Lankesh be different? Will the killers be caught and punished this time?
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |06/09/2017
Her lawyer B T Venkatesh is clear that the killing was a sinister and pre-planned act by ‘Hindu terror units’, and not linked to the defamation cases against her.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |29/08/2017
Amoral politics makes journalists more vulnerable. That’s the short lesson to be learned from recent attacks on journalists, fatal or otherwise.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |22/08/2017
Film maker seeks an early verdict on documentary showing the impact on farmers and water supplies of Coca Cola bottling plants.
BY MALINI SUBRAMANIAM| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |13/08/2017
Three violent assaults in Andhra Pradesh show the vulnerability of reporters who cover illegal sand mining by criminal politicians.
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Two months after a journalist was killed in Tripura by mob violence, another scribe was shot dead today by the personal security officer of a commandant of the Tripura State Rifles. Shantanu Bhaumik's murder in September this year was followed by the murder on Nov 21 of Sudip Datta Bhaumik who was a senior journalist with the Syandan Patrika, a leading Bengali newspaper in Agartala, reports The Indian Express. He had gone to meet the commandant with an appointment, and had an altercation with the PSO.                         

Thenortheasttoday.com  reports  that  Imphal-based newspapers left their editorial columns blank to protest  the burning down of a daily on Nov. 18,  allegedly by members of the BJP’s youth wing. "Copies of the vernacular newspaper   Poknapham were set on fire by unidentified miscreants in front of BJP’s party office at Nityapat Chuthek on Saturday over alleged disparaging content against the prime minister", the website said. The All Manipur Working Journalists Union has termed the act of burning the newspaper copies as  "promulgation of mob culture."                      

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