Media

Covid-19: 28 employees of ZEE NEWS tested positive; studios sealed

WEB DESK 28 employees of Zee News have tested positive for the coronavirus, Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary said on Tuesday. Most of them are asymptomatic, he said, tweeting an official statement from Zee News about the situation. The organisation said that on May 15, one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus. Following this, the … Continue reading Covid-19: 28 employees of ZEE NEWS tested positive; studios sealed

SC refuses to quash FIRs against Arnab Goswami, no transfer of inquiry to CBI

WEB DESK The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to quash the first information reports filed against Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami for his comments against Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Palghar lynching case. The court also refused to transfer the inquiry in the defamation case to CBI. However, the bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud … Continue reading SC refuses to quash FIRs against Arnab Goswami, no transfer of inquiry to CBI

Curbing fake news does not impinge on press freedom: Javadekar

AMN / NEW DELHI Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar today stated that curbing fake news did not impinge on press freedom. In an article, Mr Javadekar said, rumours are spread widely as news with dangerous consequences and government is committed to battling it. The Minister said, there is always a debate about how much … Continue reading Curbing fake news does not impinge on press freedom: Javadekar

Three Indian photographers win Pulitzer Prize

WEB DESK Three photographers from Jammu & Kashmir won prestigious Pulitzer for coverage after erstwhile state lost special status. Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for feature photography for their “striking images of life” in Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre abrogated the territory’s special status under Article 370 … Continue reading Three Indian photographers win Pulitzer Prize

India’s Siddharth Varadarajan among DW Freedom of Speech Award winners

AMN / WEB DESK The Wire founding Editor Siddharth Varadarajan is among 17 journalists from across the world selected for the Germany based prestigious Deutsche Welle Freedom of Speech Award. DW has presented the Freedom of Speech Award Since 2015, to a person or initiative that has shown outstanding commitment to human rights and freedom … Continue reading India’s Siddharth Varadarajan among DW Freedom of Speech Award winners

World Press Freedom Day being celebrated across globe

AMN World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated across the globe today. As the entire world is going through COVID-19 pandemic, this year the theme of the day is “Journalism without Fear or Favour.” In his message, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that as the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading, it has also given rise to … Continue reading World Press Freedom Day being celebrated across globe

MUSLIMS ASKED TO BOYCOTT ‘LAP MEDIA’

WEB DESK Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan, Chairman, Delhi Minorities Commission asked Muslim community leaders not to accept invitations of news channels which are spewing venom against the community. He said in a tweet on 15 April: “Media lies, fabrication and humiliation of invited guests by godi channels, like Republic, Times Now and Aajtak etc., have crossed … Continue reading MUSLIMS ASKED TO BOYCOTT ‘LAP MEDIA’

Media and Muslims: Will not gag press, implead PCI as party to case, SC tells Jamiat

AMN / New Delhi The Supreme Court on Monday declined to pass any interim order on the plea of a Muslim body seeking to restrain a section of media from allegedly spreading bigotry and communal hatred by linking the spread of coronavirus with the recent Tablighi Jamaat Markaz incident, saying it would “not gag the … Continue reading Media and Muslims: Will not gag press, implead PCI as party to case, SC tells Jamiat

Hate Muslim Media Factory- Case Study of Hindi daily ‘Dainik Jagran’

By Syed Ali Mujtaba India’s Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, once the world’s largest read daily, with close links to the right wing Hindu outfits called “Sangh Parivar” is hate Muslim media factory. The vernacular newspaper with wide circulation in the communal tinderbox, Uttar Pradesh indulged in creating Islamophobia and communal polarization of the society when … Continue reading Hate Muslim Media Factory- Case Study of Hindi daily ‘Dainik Jagran’

Lessons from Rwanda; India needs stringent laws to hold media accountable

Syed Ali Mujtaba In Rwanda close to a million Rwandan Tutsi and moderate Hutus were killed in a genocide that lasted the months of April to July of 1994. In this genocide, media played a big role in preparing, motivating, inciting and accelerating the violence against Tutsi tribe. What first started with newspapers as a … Continue reading Lessons from Rwanda; India needs stringent laws to hold media accountable

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