Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said on Tuesday, after a year when violence against the media took centre stage and 66 reporters were killed.
Facing criticism for distributing cash and gifts to journalists in Lucknow, Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma was on Wednesday unapologetic and even said those attacking him were "fools" as he was only "investing money to get good returns".
Journalist organisations in Pakistan have demanded that the government clarify former Sindh home minister Zulfikar Mirza`s statement that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was behind the killing of reporter Wali Khan Babar.
Journalists from various media
associations here on Tuesday condemned the murder of Mumbai-based
veteran crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey and demanded that the
Maharashtra Government order a CBI inquiry into the incident.
Hundreds of scribes of
newspapers and news agencies from across the country today
staged a march here to protest the "delay" in notification of
recommendations of the Wage Boards for journalists and non-