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Media Watch

J&K Police call website editor for interrogation, accuse him of inciting violence

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Weeks after banning the Valley-based English daily Kashmir Reader, the J&K police on Wednesday summoned editor of news website J&K Now Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa in its cyber cell in Srinagar where the editor has alleged that he was intimidated by the police officers.

New EU copyright laws to ensure fair play for web publishers

London : In a bid to address the challenges faced by digital news stakeholders, the European Commission on Wednesday unveiled new proposals to protect the copyright of news organisations, web publishers, authors and others.

The proposals aim to make EU laws fit for purpose in a digital environment.

Biased coverage of Kashmir unrest in mainstream media leading to attacks on local journalists in Valley

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: Local journalists from Kashmir have often alleged biased reporting of mainstream Indian media as the main reason for frequent attacks on them by the locals. While security forces have shown their ruthlessness when journalists cover their excesses on the people, the people are attacking journalists for being pro-government ‘agents’ and reporting the Kashmir unrest in biased and distorted manner.

Aveek Sarkar quits as Chief Editor of ABP

Kolkata : In a sudden development, Aveek Sarkar on Wednesday resigned as Editor of The Telegraph and Anandabazar Patrika and as Chief Editor of the ABP Group of Publications. His brother Arup Sarkar has taken over as the new Group Chief Editor, a top company official said.

"Aveek Sarkar has resigned as Editor of The Telegraph and Anandabazar Patrika. Arup Sarkar has taken over as new Group Chief Editor," ABP Chief Executive Officer and Managing Editor Dipankar Das Purkayastha told IANS.

Arup Sarkar was the Chief Editor (Bengali magazines) of the group.


Journalists agents of social change: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi : Describing journalists as agents of social change, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday said there is need to empower them with accurate and timely information.

"Journalists are agents of social change. There is need to empower the journalists with correct and timely information since they can become a big social multiplier," she said after inaugurating the first-ever 'All India Women Journalists Workshop' here.

In J&K, two cabinet ministers break law, smoke cigarette in Public

By Raqib Hameed Naik,

Srinagar: In a major embarrassment for ruling People Democratic Part in Jammu and Kashmir, two of its ministers, Haseeb Drabu and Abdul Rehman Veeri, were seen smoking in public, which is restricted under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003 in the state.

Haseeb Drabu, the state Finance Minister and Adbul Rehman Veeri, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs surrounded by people and police men were puffing cigarette without worrying about the laws.

Press Council sets up panels to probe scribes killings

New Delhi : Taking suo motu cognizance of the murder of two journalists in Bihar and Jharkhand, the Press Council of India (PCI) on Saturday set up two inquiry panels for both the states.

Council members Kosuri Amarnath, Prakash Dubey and Prajnananda Chaudhuri will probe the killing of Rajdeo Ranjan, the bureau chief of Hindi newspaper Hindustan, part of the HT Group, in Bihar's Siwan district, a PCI source said here.

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Senior journalist shot dead in Bihar

By TCN News
Siwan: Rajdev Ranjan, bureau chief of Hindi Daily ‘Hindustan’ was killed near the Siwan Railway Station on the evening of Friday, May 11. According to initial reports, unknown assailants opened fire near the Railway Station fruit market on Ranjan. He had been on his motorbike and was returning from a function. Two shots were fired at him at extremely close range and one bullet hit his head while the other hit his chest.

‘Deep and disturbing’ decline found in world media

Paris : A leading journalism advocacy group says media freedom experienced a sharp decline around the world over the past year, citing increasing government restrictions in places like Turkey, Poland, Tajikistan, and Egypt.

In its 2016 World Press Freedom Index released on April 20, Reporters Without Borders said that there had been a “deep and disturbing” decline in freedom of information in many places around the world.