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.
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav waves at the crowd during an election rally ahead of the UP Assembly elections 2022, in Lalitpur.PTI Photo
Passengers arrive from Singapore at Indira Gandhi International Airport, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Arun Sharma
An airplane passes through dense winter fog due to a sudden drop in temperature, in Ahmedabad.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a foreign traveler for COVID-19 test, at the Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport, in Ahmedabad.PTI Photo
A beneficiary receives Covid-19 vaccine dose at a government vaccination centre, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.