In a statement, the EGI said that it is concerned that government agencies are being used as a coercive tool to suppress free and independent journalism.
The EGI said, 'this wanton use of the law' to criminalise reporting and dissent to harass independent media was condemnable.
'News media is included in essential services. Therefore, it will only be fair that journalists be given this cover of protection,' the statement said.
The HC was hearing a petition filed by the Foundation for Independent Journalism which said that the new IT Rules issued on February 25 are palpably illegal in seeking control and regulate digital news media
‘Various provisions in these rules can place unreasonable restrictions on digital news media, and consequently media at large,’ the Guild said. .
Within a few minutes of the webinar starting, it saw participation from people who first started posting music videos and then shared obscene comments.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday carried out searches at eight premises of the news portal—NewsClick and at those of its promoters and editors.
The body also advised media organisations to be fair and balanced in reporting the protests.
The criminal complaint was filed in response to her Facebook post in July 2020 over a skirmish between tribal and non-tribal youth in Lawsohtun at a basketball court.
Editor of Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim, speaks to Outlook about criminal charges against her.
Journalists in Assam have been subjected to mob attacks, intimidation and threats
Listing out instances of harassment of journalists in the state, the letter said the Guild was keen to send a team to Lucknow to discuss ways to ensure their safety and well-being
The move assumes significance in the wake of escalating arrests and attacks on journalists across the country in recent months.
Seema Mustafa, President of Editors Guild of India (EGI), spoke to Outlook about the recent spate of arrests of journalists across the country and her views on an independent press.
It’s a larger malaise that threatens the country’s media, with Arnab being the latest victim. In all certainty, he won't be the last.
The press body calls upon the Chief Minister of Maharashtra to refrain from misuse of power against the Republic TV journalist.
The Editors Guild of India held elections for its new office-bearers this Friday, signaling a marked departure from its earlier practice of being guided by consensus.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
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