STATEWISE HELPLINE DIRECTORY

IN Helpline | 16/05/2012
This state-wise directory comprises lawyers and legal aid organisations, human rights activists and human rights organisations, journalists and journalists’ organisations. The Hoot has contacted them about the helpline and sought their assistance and involvement. 
 
If any area or state is as yet unrepresented and if you or anyone you know would be interested in joining this network, please email us at: helpline@thehoot.org 
 
List of abbreviations in the Directory

HRLN : Human Rights Law Network – a human rights and legal aid organisation, India
ALF : Alternative Law Forum – a legal aid services and advocacy organisation, Bengaluru
PUDR : People’s Union for Democratic Rights – a civil liberties’ organisation, New Delhi
PUCL: People’s Union for Civil Liberties – a civil liberties’ organisation, India
NPMHR : Naga People's Movement for Human Rights, New Delhi
CPDM : Committee for Protection of Democracy, Manipur
MASS : Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti, Assam
JKCC : Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, Jammu and Kashmir
COHR : Committee on Human Rights, Manipur
LHS : Lokshahi Haaq Sanghatana, Mumbai
CPDR : Committee for the Protection of Democratic Rights, Mumbai
APDR : Association for the Protection of Democratic Rights, Kolkata
PDF : People’s Democratic Front, Bengaluru
 
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Self censorship at NDTV is a can of worms whose lid is prised open occasionally only to be tamped down again. But the most recent disclosure by Sreenivasan Jain a couple of days ago has led to a long outpouring by Barkha Dutt on her Facebook page about the selective censorship at that channel. And then another censored former colleague Nitin Gokhale who had quit the channel in 2014 after an interview with an outgoing Navy chief was not carried, is now speaking up too.                                              

Srinivasan Jain of NDTV posted on his Facebook page that a report by him and a colleague  on loans given to Jay Shah's companies was taken down from NDTV's website because the channel's lawyer said it needed to be removed for 'legal vetting'. He adds that it has still not been restored though  the report is based entirely on facts in the public domain  and "makes no unsubstantiated or unwarranted assertions". He says he is treating this as a distressing aberration and will continue reporting for NDTV.                                     

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