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Kashmir Press Club Announces Polls, Govt Stalls Their Re-Registration License

Jan 15, 2022 Naseer Ganai

The move to put the registration of the Kashmir Press Club in abeyance has been seen as an attempt by the government to stall elections of the club and assume control of the body.

President Duda Vetoes Media Bill That Targeted US Owned Largest Private Television Network Of Poland

Dec 27, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

President Duda, who was facing pressure from the US government to veto the bill, argued that it is important for Poland to be seen as an honourable partner with its allies.


RSF Press Freedom Report: 'Times Tough For Journalists'; China, Belarus, Myanmar 'Worst Culprits'

RSF (Reporters Without Borders) in its annual press freedom report has sounded the alarm, stating China, Belarus and Myanmar are among the 'worst culprits' when it comes to jailing journalists in 2021.

Journalists Stage Protest Against Restrictions Levied On Media Person's Entry Into The Parliament

Dec 02, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Several senior editors, journalists and camera persons working with various media organizations partook in the protest movement.


Pakistan: Journalists Face Problems Due To Crackdown On Media Laws, Report Says

Journalists in Pakistan are currently working in an authoritarian environment, increased censorship, violence and limits on free speech, according to a report from the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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01 November, 2021

Mexican Journalist Dies Of Injuries Days After Being Shot

Deutsche Welle

Mexican magazine founder Alfredo Cardoso had been kidnapped and shot several times before he was found and hospitalized. He is the ninth journalist killed in Mexico this year, and the second killed this week.


28 October, 2021

SC’s Pegasus Order Gives Tremendous Credibility To Investigative Journalism: Dushyant Dave

Preetha Nair

Senior Supreme Court lawyer and former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Dushyant Dave spoke to Outlook about the SC order to set up an expert committee to look into the snooping scandal using Israeli firm NSO's spyware Pegasus.


09 October, 2021

Dalai Lama Hails Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov For Winning Nobel Peace Prize

Outlook Web Desk

Dalai Lama said he was happy to learn that this year's prize had been given to the two journalists for their efforts to defend freedom of expression.


08 October, 2021

Nobel Peace Prize 2021 Awarded To Journalists Maria Ressa And Dmitry Muratov

Associated Press (AP)

The journalists have been awarded Nobel Peace Prize for their fight for freedom of expression.


04 August, 2021

1,948 Arrests Under UAPA In 2019, 34 Persons Convicted: Govt

Outlook Web Desk

Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai was responding to a written question by DMK member Tiruchi Siva regarding the total number of people imprisoned under the UAPA in the country at present.


16 June, 2021

Wipe Out Sedition From The Penal Book Completely

Colin Gonsalves

A law which is prone to so much misuse should have no place in the statute book


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03 May, 2021

World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

Outlook Web Bureau

The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good"


30 April, 2021

Sedition Cases Against People Seeking Help Is Curtailment Of Freedom Of Speech: Former SC Judge

Outlook Web Bureau

Justice Madan B Lokur cited a recent incident in UP involving a man who tweeted for help-seeking oxygen for his 88-year-old grandfather and the Amethi police booked him.


08 April, 2021

J-K Police Ban Live Coverage Of Encounters, Law-And-Order Situations

Naseer Ganai

It is an attack on freedom of press, say journalist bodies


04 April, 2021

Press Council Seeks Tripura Govt’s Response On Complaint About Open Threat To Journalists

Outlook Web Bureau

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had said in September last year that some newspapers are 'getting over-excited and trying to confuse people. Neither history nor I will forgive them'


30 March, 2021

Defamation Law Meant To Curb Free Speech, Needs To Be Revoked: Patricia Mukhim

Midhat Fatimah

Patricia Mukhim, editor of ‘Shillong Times’ speaks to Outlook about free speech, the need for journalists to unite, and the criminal case against her that was recently quashed by the Supreme Court.


17 March, 2021

Will India Print Its Own Version Of A Global Democracy Report? Know Details

Outlook Web Bureau

Discussions about an Indian think tank publishing such reports were on even before the US Freedom House and V-Dem downgraded India's status


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06 January, 2021

Hot Off The Press: Documentary About Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Debuts On-Demand

Associated Press (AP)

After a two-week run in about 200 theatres, 'The Dissident' will be available for rent on places like iTunes, Amazon and Roku.


Photo Gallery

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.

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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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