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Kalburgi probe be handled by Karnataka SIT

SC orders Kalburgi probe be handled by Karnataka SIT Uma Kalburgi's petition had sought court-monitored investigation

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, February 26, directed that the ongoing investigation into the killing of noted linguist and historian, MM Kalburgi be handed over to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), Karnataka that is currently investigating the Gauri Lankesh murder. Further, the SC bench headed by Rohinton Nariman also directed that the Dharwad bench of…

नब्बे प्रतिशत मीडिया सिर्फ दस प्रतिशत लोगों को कवरेज दे रहा है: आरफा खानम Netizens for Democracy

आरफा खानम उन चंद पत्रकारों  में से एक हैं जो खुल कर हिंदुत्ववादी राजनीती का विरोध करतीं है, जो मोदीराज में भी सच्ची पत्रकारिता पर विश्वास रखतीं है।  इसके फ़लस्वरूप उन्हें organized trolling का निशाना बनाया जाता है।  एक अल्पसंख्यक समुदाय की महिला होने की वजह से भी हर कदम पर उन्हें कई कठिनाओं का…

पत्रकार नफरत का ज़रिया न बने: अभिसार शर्मा Netizens For Democracy

जाने माने पत्रकार अभिसार शर्मा अपनी खरी बोली के लिए जाने जाते है। जहाँ मोदीराज में सच बोलना ही गुनाह है, वहां अपना फ़र्ज़ निभाने के लिए अभिसार को एक नौकरी गवानी पड़ी। इस ख़ास बात चीत में पहली बार अभिसार खुल के बताते है की कैसे IB उनका पीछा करती है, कैसे पत्रकार खुद…

Peaceful critics of the government face widespread prosecution in Myanmar: HRW

In a recently released report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that Myanmar’s “first democratically elected civilian government in decades has prosecuted large numbers of peaceful critics in violation of basic human rights,” according to the announcement of the report, which explained that the report “documents the use of broad and vaguely worded laws against activists,…

More than 7,000 dissidents arrested in Iran in 2018: Amnesty

According to Amnesty International, authorities in Iran arrested more than 7,000 dissidents in 2018, the Guardian reported. The efforts at repression including several hundred people being imprisoned or flogged, the deaths of at least 26 protesters, and those of nine people in custody, who died under suspicious circumstances. Those who were detained when protests were met…

Deaths of reporters in Afghanistan hit record numbers

The number of journalists and media workers who have been killed in Afghanistan in 2018 is 14, AFP reported on September 21, saying that this makes “the country the deadliest in the world for the media.” 13 of these were journalists, which is “the highest number killed in Afghanistan in a single year” since the…

Pune Police forcibly detain activist Sudha Bhardawaj Advocate Vrinda Grover alleges sheer contempt of Punjab & Haryana HC

In a shocking breach of law and procedure, in fact out and out contempt of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, the Pune police thwarted the stay granted against the transit remand of Sudha Bhardwaj and till well past midnight attempted to forcibly whisk her away to Pune. Advocate Sudha Bharadwaj, renowned for her…

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No ‘complete ban’ on protests at Jantar Mantar: SC Big win for Freedom of Expression

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that there could not be a “complete ban” on protests at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, and directed the Central Government to formulate guidelines regarding protests. The ruling came after a petition was filed by the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), challenging a 2017 order by the…

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India cuts a Sorry Figure on World Press Freedom Day Attacks on media persons continue with impunity across the country

May 3 is the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1993 on the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. It is therefore a somber day for Indian journalists given how the Press Freedom is being curtailed in the country, by both, state and non state actors.…

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