Menu

Citizens for Justice and Peace

free press

Does NIA know Difference between Journalists & PROs: NWMI Demands justice for illegally detained photo-journalist

The following is a Press Release from the Network of Women in Media (NWMI) in response to the National Investigation Agency’s ‘advice’ to journalists to cover ‘developmental activity’ by government.   The NWMI is shocked to read that the NIA has laid down what it considers to be the “moral duty of a journalist”, in…

Delayed, NOT DENIED: Ayodhya Intervention Petition by CJP and 32 Citizens in SC Clarification on mis-reportage by prominent publications

The CJP would like to place on record the facts regarding the hearing of the Babri Masjid-Ayodhya intervention application filed by 32 citizens that took place on February 8. Various newspapers and websites are presenting a mis-representation of the proceedings that took place in the Supreme Court. An article on India Today’s website suggests that…

CJP Targeted

Bombay HC lifts Media Gag Order in Sohrabuddin Case If witness faces threat, testimony can be recorded 'in camera': Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has quashed the November 2017 order of the CBI Sessions Court preventing journalists from day to day coverage of the controversial Sohrabuddin case. In an order dictated between Jan 23 and 24, 2018, Justice Revati Dere of the Bombay High Court has quashed and set aside the order of the CBI…

Media Censorship by Courts in India A brief history of the clampdown on media

The November 2017 gag order on the coverage of the controversial Sohrabuddin trial where powerful politicians and policemen had been arraigned as accused has led to a debate on how Indian Courts have dealt with curbs on press freedom. Here we take a look at various instances and circumstances related to court strictures against reportage of…

Getty Images

Reporters Without Borders: 65 journalists killed in 2017

Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international non-governmental organisation that protects and defends the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, has reported that 65 journalists were killed worldwide this year. Of these, 50 were professional journalists, 7 were citizen journalists, and the remaining were media workers, according to RSF. The group has said…

Myanmar government green lights case against Reuters journalists

A government spokesman told Reuters that Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw has permitted the police to go ahead with a case against two Reuters journalists who were arrested last week. According to Reuters, the Ministry of Information last week said they had “illegally acquired information with the intention to share it with foreign media”, and that…

UN Secretary-General urges Myanmar to free Reuters journalists

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both Myanmar citizens who were working on the persecuted Rohingya minority in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, were arrested this week. They have been arrested under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. Reuters reported that police officers they were meeting with…

Go to Top