New Delhi / AMN Minister for Information and Broadcasting Arun Jaitley today condemned the murder of journalists Rajdeo Ranjan and Akhilesh Pratap Singh and called for an independent probe into the killings. He said the guilty should be brought to book. Ranjan, who was bureau chief of Hindi daily Hindustan, was shot dead in Siwan … Continue reading Jaitley demands independent probe into killing of journalists in Bihar, Jharkhand
AMN / Two media persons, one in Bihar and the other in Jharkhand were shot dead in the last 24 hours. On Friday evening, Senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan – the Siwan bureau chief of Hindi daily Hindustan – was shot dead by criminals near the railway station. One of the bullets hit the 42-year-old Ranjan … Continue reading 2 Journalists shot dead in Bihar, Jharkhand
Cutting across party lines, members in the Rajya Sabha today took serious exception to paid news and demanded a discussion to find a solution. Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said paid news is an aberration which is adversely affecting all the politicians. He also expressed concern over excessive advertisements in print media. The Minister … Continue reading RS members demand discussion on paid news
The media group that co-ordinated the Panama Papers investigation into offshore companies, has said, it would not participate in a criminal probe by the US Department of Justice. US Attorney for Manhattan, Preet Bharara wrote to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists seeking additional information from the group to aid his investigation into tax avoidance … Continue reading Journalists will not share Panama Papers with US
AMN / The World Press Freedom Index, released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on 20 April revealed that Journalists and bloggers in India are attacked and anathematized by various religious groups that are quick to take offence. At the same time, RSF said, it is hard for journalists to cover regions such as Kashmir that … Continue reading Govt indifference to threats against journalists in India: RSF
WEB DESK Even as media persons in in Pakistan are facing threat from extremist groups, Islamist organisations and the country’s intelligence agencies, yet media in Pakistan is among freest in Asia, according to a report released by Reporters Without Borders in Washington on Wednesday. Reporters Without Borders, the group, better known by its French acronym … Continue reading Pakistani media among freest in Asia, says report
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA has asked authorities in Chhattisgarh to look into serious allegations of torture, drop charges against journalist Prabhat Singh for allegedly sharing a message on Whatsapp underlining the absence of any kind of protection extended to journalists by the state police, and release him without delay. ‘The authorities must respect the crucial work … Continue reading JOURNALIST ARRESTED IN CHHATTISGARH MUST BE RELEASED: AMNESTY
NEWS SCAN – March 23 Terror strike in a series of explosions in Brussels airport and a city metro station killing 35 persons make front page news in all the dailies today.”Mayhem in Brussels: 35 killed as multiple blasts hit airport, metro”leads the Asian Age.”Brussel Shattered”writes the Tribune. The paper also writes that the”comic city … Continue reading NEWS SCAN – March 23
NEWS SCAN- March 20 The political uncertainity in Uttarakhand after 9 Congress legislators backed the BJP is major political story that is covered by the newspapers prominently.Writing about the trouble in the hills ,Hindustan Times writes “Utarakhand governor asks Rawat to prove majority by March 28”. Jharkhand: 2 cattle traders hanged from tree, gau raksha … Continue reading NEWS SCAN- March 20
New Delhi / AMN The Vice President, M. Hamid Ansari has said that the examples of editorial daring and demonstrating the high professional and ethical standards are now few and far between. Delivering the inaugural address at the Seminar on the ‘Role of Editors in Today’s Media’ organized by Rajya Sabha Television, here today, Vice … Continue reading Lines between editorial and advertisement should be bold: Vice President
AMN / NEW DELHI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which ...
The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands a ...