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WhatsApp bends under Indian Govt pressure to make changes, also appoints grievance officer

Under pressure to clamp down on sinister messages, Whatsapp has appointed a grievance officer for India and detailed out the process for users to flag concerns and complaints, including those around fake news.

Police arrest five activists, including poet Varavara Rao in raids in five states

The Pune Police on Tuesday raided the premises of rights activists in Maharashtra, Telangana, Delhi, Haryana and Goa and arrested activists Vernon Gonsalves in Mumbai, Arun Ferreira from Thane, Gautam Navlakha in Delhi, Sudha Bharadwaj in Haryana, and poet Varavara Rao in Hyderabad for suspected Maoist links.

Woman TV journalist killed her residence in Bangaldesh: Media reports

A woman journalist of a television channel in Bangladesh was hacked to death with a sharp-edged weapon by some unidentified assailants at her home, media reports said on Wednesday.

Kuldip Nayar cremated amid sea of politicians, scribes

At 12:30 am on Thursday, the veteran journalist, and editor – who turned 95 on August 14 – passed away at Escorts Hospital. A former editor at The Indian Express, Nayar was a staunch supporter of the freedom of the press and fiercely opposed the Emergency. 

"Year 2018 deadliest year for media profession in America": CPJ’s records.

he U.S. news industry did a rare thing on Thursday. Over 350 newspapers published editorials decrying President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media. The coordinated effort drew a predictable rebuke from the White House.

Govt. tightens its noose on fake news producers

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting headed by Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday amended the guidelines for accreditation of journalists.

Prime-time goes in exchanging insults - Channels prefer to promote

I wish I could say the same about the noise pollution that is unleashed upon us every evening by the high-decibel debates that rage on our news channels. Have we lost all civility in public debates?

Pak Senior journalist Hamid Mir booked in kidnapping case

Leading Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir has been booked for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and murder case of a top-ranked ISI officer in 2010, police said on Sunday.

One wrong word can twist meaning and create an impression of bias where in reality none exists

Last week, senior journalist and director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, Sanjoy Hazarika, whose book Strangers of the Mist remains one of the finest introductions to the complexities of the politics, insurgencies, conflicts and conflict resolution processes in Northeast India, questioned the use of the term “Assam native” in the promotional caption for the report "Man on vacation thrashed for urinating on street" appeared  in the Metro section of the Delhi edition.

Fake news getting magnified with the rise of digital and social media

Indians and the ‘Indian National Anthem’ being adjudged the best by UNESCO is probably the most common fake news going around the Internet. While this false information may have been innocuous, it captures the larger menace we face today.

Senior journalist and member of Editors’ Guild arrested on charges of extortion

The arrest of a former BBC journalist by Chattisgarh police early Friday morning near Ghaziabad on charges of extortion is becoming a political row with the opposition Congress claiming that the issue allegedly involves a sex video clip of a powerful minister in the Raman Singh government.

Maltese woman journ0 killed by remotely detonated bomb attached under her car

Police believe a bomb that killed a prominent journalist in Malta was attached beneath her car and triggered remotely, a government spokeswoman said on Thursday, giving first details of the investigation.

Reporter fails to follow the cardinal rules of journalism:acts of verification and attribution

It requires the skill of Kazuo Ishiguro to explain the emotions of the senior editors of this newspaper when they realised that the report, “Dying woman molested, video shows” (October 1, Mumbai edition), was based on a completely wrong reading. 

Editor Tarun Tejpal faces rape charge proceeding in Goa court in 2013 case

A Goa court on Thursday framed charges of rape and wrongful confinement against Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, in connection with an alleged rape case filed against him in 2013, paving the way for his trial.

Another journalist shot at in Bihar, out of danger

Unidentified miscreants shot at a local journalist Pankaj Mishra in Bihar’s Arwal district on Thursday. The incident took place when Mishra, working for Hindi daily Rashtriya Sahara, came out of the bank after withdrawing Rs one lakh. The miscreants snatched the amount after firing at Mishra.

Why India’s world ranking on press freedom is falling? More rural homes watch TV than urban ones “Women journos face physical threats” Freedom of speech occupies a fragile and tenuous place after 70 years of freedom Need to draw systematic relationship between academic research and journalism Let Prasar Bharti be named as official broadcaster. Data visualisation has made journalism more objective No media censorship, but no monopoly either for cable: Amarinder Trump attacks TV hosts, dubs them ‘crazy’, ‘dumb as rock’ Trump publicly praises scribe, says she has a nice smile Swiss woman journalist Robert injured in Mosul dies CNN uses court room artist at no-camera event at White House Karnataka Legislative Assembly imprisons two editors for a year India in need of free media to protect citizen’s human rights: VP Ansari CBI raids on NDTV founder Roy: Journalists claim ‘Emergency-like situation’ KPS Gill’s Intolerance towards Media Saudi Arabia shuts the local office of Qatar's Al-Jazeera global news channel Saudi clerics, Pak anchors being beamed to Kashmiri homes Death of anti-establishment journalism in India? EC orders registration of FIR against Dainik Jagran for publishing Exit poll results favoring BJP US President: journalists most dishonest human beings Expose fake and biased stories rather than hitting share: Martina Chapman Ban on media: During Lok Sabha Coverage do not shoot pics of Kejariwal/Mamta Benarjee in Parliament complex Kashmir photojournalist bags prestigious Atlanta Photojournalism award