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No media censorship, but no monopoly either for cable: Amarinder

Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh categorically ruled out any censorship against Fastway /PTC News or any other cable or media organisation, but made it clear that action would be taken against them if charges of tax violations by them are found true.

Trump attacks TV hosts, dubs them ‘crazy’, ‘dumb as rock’

President Donald Trump escalated an intensely personal feud with two talk show hosts on Saturday, suggesting without evidence that their network was biased against him.

Trump publicly praises scribe, says she has a nice smile

Donald Trump on Tuesday made an unusual move of inviting Irish journalist to his desk during a phone call with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Swiss woman journalist Robert injured in Mosul dies

The Franco-Swiss journalist Véronique Robert has died in hospital in Paris after being wounded in an explosion in Mosul earlier this week.

She was caught up in a mine explosion in the Iraqi city that killed the Iraqi journalist Bakhtiyar Haddad and the French journalist Stephane Villeneuve. Samuel Foley, who works for Le Figaro, suffered injuries to his face and arm.

CNN uses court room artist at no-camera event at White House

Bill Hennessy, the network's regular sketch artist for Supreme Court proceedings, headed over to the White House on Friday afternoon and drew Press Secretary Sean Spicer's afternoon briefing.

Karnataka Legislative Assembly imprisons two editors for a year

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly’s order to imprison editors of two Kannada tabloids for a year with a fine of Rs. 10,000 for breach of privilege has sparked widespread criticism.


India in need of free media to protect citizen’s human rights: VP Ansari

Amid a debate on freedom of press, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Monday said India needs a free and responsible media to hold “power to account” and protect the rights of citizens.

CBI raids on NDTV founder Roy: Journalists claim ‘Emergency-like situation’

Several senior journalists on Friday came together to protest against an “Emergency-like situation” which they alleged was due to “attempts to muzzle the voices” of media with NDTV founder Prannoy Roy demanding that issues involving his channel be resolved in time-bound manner.

KPS Gill’s Intolerance towards Media

Former Punjab police chief KPS Gill who was hailed as ‘Super Cop’ and eulogised with several other lofty appellations was highly intolerant towards the media once brought me to a confrontation with the then Punjab police chief KPS Gill. The local media in Punjab held Gill in awe, treated his utterances as sacrosanct. Gill was given a free hand and unquestioned authority by New Delhi to stamping out ‘terrorism’ from Punjab.

Saudi Arabia shuts the local office of Qatar's Al-Jazeera global news channel

Saudi Arabia today shut the local office of Qatar's Al-Jazeera global news channel after the kingdom and other Arab states severed ties with the emirate. 
"The Ministry of Information closed the office of the Al-Jazeera channel and withdrew the licence it was granted," the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi clerics, Pak anchors being beamed to Kashmiri homes

Saudi clerics and Pakistani news anchors are being beamed direct to Kashmiri homes, and are stoking the fires of 'azadi'. Over 50 Saudi and Pakistani channels, including Zakir Naik's banned Peace TV preaching Salafist Islam, and others indulging in anti-India propaganda are running without necessary clearances via private cable networks.

Death of anti-establishment journalism in India?

Watching TV news, one often wonders whether the basic nature of journalism has been turned on its head from being anti-establishment to pro-government? It is disconcerting to see how viciously anchors flay, mock, contradict, interrogate and treat opposition parties while handling the Bharatiya Janata Party with kid gloves and extending remarkable latitude to its spokespersons.

EC orders registration of FIR against Dainik Jagran for publishing Exit poll results favoring BJP

In a rare instance, the Election Commission (EC) has directed electoral officers in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh, which went to the polls in the first phase of the state assembly election on Saturday, to file first information reports (FIRs) with the police against the editorial leadership of Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran for publishing an exit poll.

US President: journalists most dishonest human beings

Describing journalists as the most dishonest human beings on Earth, US President Donald Trump has said he has been "running a war" with the media and warned them of consequences for falsely reporting that less number of people attended his inauguration. "We had a massive field of people. You saw them. Packed. I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field," Trump said.

Expose fake and biased stories rather than hitting share: Martina Chapman

Martina Chapman is an independent consultant in media literacy and digital engagement. In 2013, she set up the Belfast-based Mercury Insights to provide policy and project support to a number of high-profile organisations across Europe, including regulators, public service broadcasters and other bodies. She explains to R Edwin Sudhirthat media literacy is critical for news consumers to make informed decisions.

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