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It’s 2016, and Indian journalists are still not ‘free’

-Hindustan Times "Most of the movement in the World Press Freedom Index… is indicative of a climate of fear and tension combined with increasing control over newsrooms by governments and private-sector interests." - the RSF website India has ranked abysmally low at 133 among 180 countries in the latest annual World Press Freedom Index which says Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems “indifferent” to the threats against journalists. The rankings, which are released annually, are...

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Press Council serves notice on Assam Rifles -Anuradha Raman

-The Hindu On November 16, when the country celebrated the National Press Freedom Day, three newspapers in Nagaland were published with blank editorials to protest a notification from Assam Rifles that had the effect of muzzling the Press Freedom. The notification warned newspapers against carrying statements made by militant outfits. The Press Council of India (PCI) has served notice suo motu on Assam Rifles and the State government. “We are worried about the...

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India among worst offenders in Asia in protecting journalists: IFJ

-PTI India, along with three neighbouring countries is among worst offenders in protecting journalists according to IFJ reports. India along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan is among the “worst offenders” in the region in protecting journalists in 2014-15, International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said in its latest report. The report ‘The Freedom Frontier- Press Freedom in South Asia’, which was released here today, advocated a strong need for a campaign to end...

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Having a free press is a necessary condition for responsive government and reduced corruption -Prasanna Tantri

-The Times of India   Last month's general election brought the role of media under the spotlight. Media faced severe criticism from political parties, intellectuals and industry insiders for allegedly being partisan during elections. A large section of mainstream media has been castigated as "paid media" by social media enthusiasts. In this context, however, a great deal of work already exists in the political economy literature analyzing the real effects of having a...

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Global media body condemns soft censorship by governments -Rachna Burman

-The Times of India     Attempt to muzzle newspapers by withdrawing advertising for critical news coverage A new report by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN) has strongly condemned "soft censorship" by governments and regulators as a "very serious threat to media independence and the very viability of media companies". WAN, which is the umbrella organization of newspapers representing more than 18,000 publications and 15,000 online sites in 120 countries...

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