After Ravish Kumar, Rana Ayyub, Journalist Barkha Dutt says she is under threat from people within Indian government

9 june, 2018 / By freepresskashmir.com ‘I never thought the day would come when in my own country, I would be told to hire private security’ Barkha Dutt, a senior journalist Indian told platform Newsclick that she had been receiving veiled threats from ‘powerful people in the establishment’. In an interview with journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta on…

How media covered #PranabAtRSS

8 june, 2018 / By Cherry Agarwal, newslaundry.com For a week now, former President Pranab Mukherjee’s tentative visit to the Nagpur headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been making news. Mukherjee, formerly a Congress leader, had accepted the Sangh’s invite to be the chief guest at the passing out parade of Sangh trainees, much…

For a democracy, India’s media is not in a happy state at all

17 May, 2018 / by Milind Deora, The Economic Times Last month, the international NGO, Reporters Without Borders, released its annual World Press Freedom Index (WPFI). The index ranks 180 countries based on an amalgamation of qualitative and quantitative analysis that examines pluralism, media independence, media environment and self-censorship, legislative framework, transparency, quality of infrastructure for…

Revista Madgalene ofrece plataforma a mujeres y sectores marginados de Indonesia

3 May, 2018 / By Global Voices Desde 2013, Magdalene ha publicado artículos dirigidos a adolescentes y mujeres, miembros de la comunidad de lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales y transgénero (LGBT), y a las minorías religiosas en Indonesia. Esta publicación en línea se creó para brindar un espacio a los escritores que deseen abordar temas tabú en un país donde…

Another wave of trials in Azerbaijan

15 December 2017 / By Reporters without Borders As Azerbaijan today begins trying a journalist who was kidnapped and brought back by force from neighbouring Georgia, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the international community to take a firm stand with its government in order to get it to stop hounding the country’s few remaining independent…

Myanmar media urged to bring positive social change

December 8, 2017 / By Myanmar Myanmar media must act as the conscience of society and strive to bring about positive change, according to Min Jeong Kim, head of the UNESCO office in Myanmar. “We must bring people together, not tear them apart. We must open the doors to dialogue and peace-building, not close them shut,”…

Stand up against attacks on India’s pluralism, for Lankesh

September 7, 2017/  By The Straits Times The most recent murder of one of India’s prominent journalists, Ms Gauri Lankesh – shot at close range in the chest and head by motorbike-riding gunmen in front of her home in Bangalore on Tuesday – is symptomatic of a larger climate of politically-motivated attacks on journalists asking…