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

Mar 30, 2021 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.

SC Dismisses FIR Against Journalist Patricia Mukhim Over Facebook Post

Mar 25, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Patricia Mukhim’s counsel had earlier argued before the apex court that there was no intention to create disharmony or conflict through the post


Myanmar Protest: Detained BBC Journalist Aung Thura Freed

Arrests of media workers have been part of the Myanmar military’s intensifying efforts to choke off information about resistance to the February 1 coup.

Riled By Questions, Thai PM Sprays Sanitizer On Journalists, Video Goes Viral

Mar 11, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The quick-tempered former army commander, Prayuth Chan-ocha, is known for his unpredictable behavior.


Manipur Journalist Paojel Chaoba First To Be Sent Notice Under New Digital Media Rules

The Manipur-based journalist Paojel Chaoba was earlier arrested under the Unlawful Atrocities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Section 124A (sedition)

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17 February, 2021

Police Arrest 2 Journalists For Attempt To 'Malign' Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Outlook Web Bureau

The two journalists had shared a photo of him along with his daughter with a 'salacious intent', police said.


15 February, 2021

Centre To Provide Rs 5 Lakh To Families Of 39 Journalists Who Lost Their Lives To Covid

Outlook Web Bureau

Representing the journalists in the JWC meeting, Santosh Thakur thanked the Prime Minister for the gesture


04 February, 2021

Spoke To Farmers Inside Tihar Jail, Scribbled Notes On Legs: Journalist Mandeep Punia

Outlook Web Bureau

Mandeep Punia alleged that the police interfered with his work and said the incident had strengthened his resolve to continue with his work.


31 January, 2021

UP Police Registers FIR Against The Wire Editor Siddharth Varadarajan For Tweet

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, on Thursday, the UP police had filed FIRs against six journalists and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for their social media posts on the Republic Day tractor rally.


31 January, 2021

BJP MLA Demands Law To Protect Journalists In Congress-Ruled Rajasthan

Tabeenah Anjum

The sitting BJP MLA from Chhabra constituency Pratap Singh Singhvi demanded that a law should be enforced in the state to ensure the safety and protection of journalists.


31 January, 2021

Congress Slams BJP Over Arrest Of Freelance Journalist Mandeep Punia

Outlook Web Bureau

Reacting to the development, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi tweeted in Hindi, 'Those who fear truth arrest honest journalists.'


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29 January, 2021

Review Petition Filed In Pakistan Against Acquittal Of Prime Accused In Daniel Pearl Murder

Outlook Web Bureau

The Sindh government and family of Pearl filed petitions in the apex court, challenging the high court verdict.


28 January, 2021

Pakistan SC Orders Release Of Main Suspect Omar Saeed In Daniel Pearl Murder Case

Outlook Web Bureau

According to the short verdict, the bench also directed to release the suspect. One member of the bench opposed the decision.


27 January, 2021

FIR Filed Against Three Journalists For Report On 'Shivering Kids' At UP Government Event

Outlook Web Bureau

Police official said the journalists aired the news report which alleged that several government school students 'shivered in biting cold while government officials were busy with an event'.


19 January, 2021

Senior TV Journalist Nidhi Razdan Files Complaint Against Phishing Scam With Delhi Police

Outlook Web Bureau

Following a complaint filed with the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Senior TV journalist Nidhi Razdan has now filed a complaint with the Delhi Police


24 December, 2020

Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan's Case Transferred To Additional District And Sessions Judge

PTI

Journalist Kappan and three others were arrested by Mathura police on October 5 when they were on their way to a village in Hathras to meet the family of gangrape victim.


07 December, 2020

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

PTI

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


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02 December, 2020

'Shocking Findings' In Probe Against Journalist Siddique Kappan, UP Govt Tells SC

PTI

'Investigation conducted so far has found some shocking findings,' Solicitor General Tushar Mehta tells the bench.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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