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'Troll armies in PM Narendra Modi's pay': Why India slipped in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

'Troll armies in PM Narendra Modi's pay': Why India slipped in 2018 World Press Freedom Index

In its report, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has blamed 'Modi's nationalism' and asserted that journalists are increasingly the targets of online smear campaigns by the most radical nationalist. 

Apr 25, 2018, 16:53 PM IST
Pakistan rated among most dangerous countries for journalists

Pakistan rated among most dangerous countries for journalists

The 2017 World Press Freedom Index, prepared by Reporters Without Borders, ranked Pakistan 139th out of 180 countries surveyed for the report. 

Nov 03, 2017, 22:48 PM IST
British PM Theresa May says values judiciary independence, press freedom

British PM Theresa May says values judiciary independence, press freedom

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday that she valued the independence of the judiciary and freedom of press, after a High Court ruling ordering the government to seek parliament`s approval to trigger Article 50 was attacked by the media.

Nov 07, 2016, 04:43 AM IST
Freedom of press should be used in country's interests: Naidu

Freedom of press should be used in country's interests: Naidu

Naidu also said the well-being of the country and society should be kept in mind before broadcasting or publishing any news.

Nov 06, 2016, 18:04 PM IST

Press freedom `at stake` as Vatileaks verdict expected

A Vatican drama of sex, lies and press freedom was to peak Thursday with a verdict in the trial of two journalists and sources accused of leaking details about financial mismanagement within the Holy See.

Jul 07, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

DNA: 2015, a dangerous year for journalists!

2015 emerged to be a bad year for journalists as many of them lost lives while undertaking ground zero reporting or many were killed off.

Dec 30, 2015, 23:45 PM IST

Reporters without Borders Prize: Syrian journalist, Turkish paper win media freedom awards

A Syrian journalist who lives and works in the war-scarred city of Aleppo has been awarded the Reporters without Borders Prize in France for her defence of press freedom.

Nov 18, 2015, 05:20 AM IST

Japan news editors lash out at calls for press curbs

Two Japanese newspaper editors on Thursday warned that democracy and press freedom were under threat after a conservative lawmaker said media opposed to Tokyo`s hawkish military policy should be punished.

Jul 02, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

US put Al Jazeera journalist on terror list: report

 US authorities placed an Al Jazeera journalist on a watch list of suspected terrorists, linking him to Al-Qaeda, a report said Friday, citing documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

May 09, 2015, 04:10 AM IST

DNA: Special reporting from Charlie Hebdo ahead of World Press Freedom Day

Zee Media remembers Charlie Hebdo martyrs ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3.

May 02, 2015, 11:03 AM IST

US concerned about press freedom in China: Senior diplomat

Washington is concerned about press freedom in China, a senior US diplomat said in Beijing on Wednesday as some US news organisations face repercussions over their reporting of issues deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

Jan 28, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

US concerned about press freedom in China: Senior diplomat

Washington is concerned about press freedom in China, a senior US diplomat said in Beijing on Wednesday as some US news organisations face repercussions over their reporting of issues deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

Jan 28, 2015, 16:46 PM IST

Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years` prison

A journalist also known as an informal spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in a case which rallied activists for press freedom, his supporters said.

Jan 23, 2015, 03:57 AM IST

Turkey has `world`s freest press`, Erdogan claims

Turkey has the freest press in the world, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, brushing off accusations that media freedoms were being eroded under his rule.

Dec 26, 2014, 23:25 PM IST

China indicts activist who backed press freedom

A prominent Chinese activist who has pushed for human rights and democracy has been charged with gathering crowds to disrupt public order, more than 10 months after he was taken into police custody, his lawyer said today.

Jun 24, 2014, 21:23 PM IST

Turkey PM rebuffs criticism over press freedom

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday rejected growing criticism that his government was muzzling the press, saying many Western countries had even worse records on media freedom.

May 13, 2014, 18:52 PM IST

Congress targets Narendra Modi over press freedom

Congress today charged Narendra Modi with destroying media freedom in Gujarat and questioned his promise of ridding politics of criminals when he "embraces" accused like Amit Shah and Babubhai Bukharia.

May 06, 2014, 17:37 PM IST

Sudan paper seized despite Bashir `freedom` call: Editor

Sudanese security agents on Wednesday confiscated the weekly press run of an economic newspaper edited by a prominent government critic, the editor told AFP.

Feb 26, 2014, 15:43 PM IST

Sein Win, force for press freedom in Myanmar, dies

Win, a renowned journalist in Myanmar who championed press freedom and endured three stints in prison as he chronicled several decades of his country`s turbulent history, died today at age 91.

Oct 17, 2013, 16:56 PM IST

Oppn assails Bihar on `muzzling press freedom`

Armed with the Press Council of India (PCI) report, the opposition Tuesday charged the NDA government of muzzling freedom of press and demanded a two-hour long debate in the legislative assembly on the issue.

Feb 19, 2013, 21:26 PM IST

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