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Govt will not interfere with freedom of the press: Prakash Javadekar

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 23:53

Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that the NDA government would not interfere with freedom of the press under any circumstances.

Modi questions press freedom, Tewari denies government involvement

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 00:22

The debate over press freedom came full circle Saturday with Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari refuting allegations that he had any role to play in editing Narendra Modi`s Doordarshan interview, even as the BJP leader compared the controversy to the media repression witnessed during the Emergency.

Worry about press freedom in Gujarat: Manish Tewari to Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 13:14

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday joined the issue with BJP`s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi over the controversy concerning Doordarshan editing out portions of the latter`s interview, and said his ministry played no role in the alleged `censorship`.

Exclusive: Corrupt System and Media

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 18:49

Since Independence, perception about media has undergone a transformation. Despite being a business, media still plays a vital role as fourth pillar of democracy. When Essel group Chairman Subhash Chandra took up cudgels against corruption in the country, he came under attack.

Afghan presidential candidate supports freedom of press

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 16:23

Presidential candidate and former foreign minister Zalmai Rasoul Monday promised to support freedom of press and boost democracy in the post-Taliban Afghanistan if he wins the upcoming elections slated for April 5.

Congress demands action against RSS

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 23:02

Congress said the BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was against the freedom of press.

Obama advocates balance between free press, national security

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 00:15

Obama believes need to maintain a balance between freedom of press & that there is no leak to any information that threatens national security.

Opposition assails Bihar on `muzzling press freedom`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 22:14

The Opposition charged NDA govt of muzzling freedom of press and demanded a two-hour long debate in the legislative assembly on the issue in Bihar.

There can`t be media trial in every case: Soli Sorabjee

Last Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 23:07

Freedom of press is not absolute and it can be restricted, Sorabjee said adding there is a need to regulate the media in the country.

JD(U), BJP attack Katju; Cong, RJD back him

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 20:40

Justice Markandeya Katju`s comment on "violation" of press freedom in Bihar drew sharp reaction from JD(U) and BJP while Cong and RJD backed him.

Katju not worried about controversies

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 18:11

Press Council of India chairman Justice (Retd) Markandeya Katju said he would act after receiving feedback about the freedom of the press in Bihar.

Nitish declines comment on Katju`s remarks

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012, 15:13

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday declined to comment on Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju`s statement that the press did not enjoy freedom in the state and was harassed if they wrote against the government.