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Freedom Of Press

Record Number Of Journalists Have Been Jailed This Year Globally

Dec 16, 2020 Associated Press (AP)

This is the fifth straight year where at least 250 journalists were in custody, representing a crackdown on press freedom by repressive governments

SC Refuses To Quash FIRs Against TV Anchor Over Remarks Against Sufi Saint

Dec 07, 2020 PTI

FIRs were filed against Amish Devgan for his alleged defamatory remark against saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti during a news debate on June 15.

Editors Guild Protests Press Council's ‘Ominous’ Advisory Against Foreign Content

The Guild feels the warning against 'unregulated circulation' of foreign content could lead to censorship

Patricia Mukhim Case Reflection Of Threat To Freedom Of Speech In India, Says Editors Guild

Nov 23, 2020 PTI

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.

Kerala Governor Signs Police Act Amendment To Counter 'Social Media Abuse'

The amendment stipulates imprisonment or fine for those who publish or disseminate content to insult or defame people through social media.

20 November, 2020

Worried About Misreporting By Media In Siddique Kappan Case: CJI SA Bobde


The court has listed the matter for further hearing next week.

16 November, 2020

'Democracy Cannot Survive Without a Free and Fearless Press', Says VP Venkaiah Naidu


Avoid sensationalism, keep opinion separate from news, and focus on development reporting, says Naidu in a virtual message on National Press Day.

12 November, 2020

Out Of Jail, Arnab Goswami Dares Uddhav Thackeray, Says 'Game Has Just Begun'


Soon after his release from Taloja jail near Mumbai around 8.30 pm, Goswami drove to Republic TV studio, of which he is the Editor-in-Chief.

11 November, 2020

SC Grants Interim Bail To Arnab Goswami In Abetment To Suicide Case


Top court expresses concern over state governments targeting individuals on the basis of ideology.

08 November, 2020

Police Foil BJP Leaders' Protest In Support Of Arnab Goswami, Kapil Mishra Detained


Kapil Mishra, a former minister of the Delhi government, said the protest was planned to support Goswami against his arrest by police in Maharashtra.

07 November, 2020

'Why Double Standards?' Asks Arrested Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan’s Wife

Preetha Nair

Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan’s wife asks why her husband’s arrest regarding the Hathras case didn’t evoke the same outcry as Arnab Goswami's detention


04 November, 2020

Journalist Languishes in Jail Over Facebook Posts In Manipur

Abdul Gani

Manipuri journalist Kishore Chandra Wangkhem continues to be detained without bail for over a month.

20 October, 2020

Kashmir Times Office Sealed, Editor Alleges Persecution

Naseer Ganai

The Srinagar office of the paper was operating from government accommodation allotted to it in 1993-94.

14 October, 2020

In A First, Editor's Guild To Hold Elections For Post Of President, Secretary

Outlook Web Bureau

While senior journalists Seema Mustafa and MD Nalapat are vying for the post of President, Sanjay Kapoor is pitted against Smita Prakash of ANI for the post of general secretary.

09 October, 2020

Here’s How To Bring Back The News

Gourav Vallabh

In the race for TRP ratings, television news has degenerated into something very dangerous and deadly for us all.

07 October, 2020

FIR Against Sachin Pilot's Media Manager, Journalist For Reporting 'MLA's Phone Tapping'

Tabeenah Anjum

FIR had been lodged on Oct 1 at Jaipur’s Police station against Lokendra Singh who is the media manager of former Dy CM Sachin Pilot and Sharat Kumar, a Rajasthan-based senior journalist working with Aaj Tak news channel.

15 September, 2020

'Disservice To Nation', 'Rabid': SC On Sudarshan TV's 'UPSC Jihad' Show


The Supreme Court, while hearing a plea which has raised grievance over the programme, said that the manner in which some media houses are conducting debate is a matter of concern as all kind of defamatory things are said.


18 August, 2020

UP Police Arrest Journalist Prashant Kanojia In Connection With ‘Some Tweets’

Outlook Web Bureau

Prashant Kanojia was also arrested in 2019 when he wrote social media posts about Yogi Adityanath and was charged for maligning the image of the Chief Minister.

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.

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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