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Al Jazeera hit back over 4 Arab nations demand of banning it

  AMN Qatar based Al Jazeera television network on Friday hit back at reported demands by four Arab countries to close it down, calling them “nothing but an attempt to silence the freedom of expression in the region.” Four Arab states boycotting Qatar have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera … Continue reading Al Jazeera hit back over 4 Arab nations demand of banning it

NEWSPAPERS SCAN – JUNE 20

NEWSPAPERS SCAN – JUNE 20 The Announcement of Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA nominee for the Presidential post is the lead headline across papers today. “Modi-Shah Trump all with Kovind as Prez Pick – opposition unity is disarray” writes the Pioneer; The Asian age says “BJP Plays Dalit Card, rattles opposition” while … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN – JUNE 20

Senior journalist U Jaya Raj passes away

AMN /New Delhi Senior journalist U Jaya Raj has passed away here following a heart attack. He was 72. He is survived by wife and two children. He was former UNI staffer and also worked for many other media organisations. His cremation will take place at Lodhi road crematorium at 1600 hrs today.

Free Media Must for a Free Society

By M Hamid Ansari Vice President of India The history of journalism in India is closely linked to the history of our freedom struggle. Indian journalists were not mere news providers. They were freedom fighters and social activists, who fought not only to rid India of foreign rule but also to rid our society of … Continue reading Free Media Must for a Free Society

Attack on Press will result in jeopardising citizen’s rights: Vice President

AMN / Bengaluru The Vice President of India Hamid Ansari today said that an open society needed a responsible press to hold power to account. “A free media is not only beneficial but necessary in a free society”, he said. “If press freedom is attacked, it will result in the jeopardising of citizen’s rights. When … Continue reading Attack on Press will result in jeopardising citizen’s rights: Vice President

CBI raids on NDTV: Journalists express concern over Media muzzling

NEW DELHI / AMN Renowned editors and journalists on Friday expressed their concerns over attempt to muzzle media, particularly the recent CBI raids on NDTV. While emphasizing that nobody is above the law, they all anticipated the dangers of direct or indirect attempts to intimidate the media. They were speaking at journos gathering at the … Continue reading CBI raids on NDTV: Journalists express concern over Media muzzling

Journos mourn death of journalists who died this week

AMN / New Delhi: The Press Club of India, The Press Association and other media bodies today paid tributes to three journalists who died during last one week. The deceased included P Dev Kumar, a former senior journalist with the United News of India (UNI), senior sports journalist Dharmendra Pal Singh of ‘Dainik Hindustan’ and … Continue reading Journos mourn death of journalists who died this week

Editors Guild Of India Statement On CBI Raids On NDTV

5 June 2017 EDITORS GUILD OF INDIA PRESS RELEASE The Editors Guild of India expresses its deep concern over the raids conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the offices of NDTV and its promoters today. Entry of police and other agencies into the media offices is a serious matter. NDTV, in various … Continue reading Editors Guild Of India Statement On CBI Raids On NDTV

CBI registers case against NDTV founder Prannoy Roy; searches his premises

  ]                   The CBI today searched the residence of NDTV founder Prannoy Roy in New Delhi and three other locations for allegedly causing losses to a private bank. CBI sources said the agency has registered a case against Roy, his wife Radhika and RRPR Holdings for … Continue reading CBI registers case against NDTV founder Prannoy Roy; searches his premises

Delhi HC seeks Arnab, Republic reply on Tharoor defamation plea

AMN The Delhi High Court Monday  sought the response of the Arnab Goswami and his newly-launched news channel Republic TV on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s defamation plea against them. In his plea, Tharoor has claimed damages and compensation of Rs 2 crore from the journalist and his channel for allegedly making defamatory remarks against him … Continue reading Delhi HC seeks Arnab, Republic reply on Tharoor defamation plea

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Mallya case: India gives fresh set of documents to UK

AMN India has given a fresh set of papers to the UK in the extradition case of businessman Vijay Mallya. Ex ...