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POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Press Freedom, Media, Imran Khan, Pakistan

Pakistan strangles dissent: Pakistan silencing its media through diverse rules shows a bigger malady

This is not even about the shrinking freedom of Pakistan's media. This is a far larger and much more sinister design.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Press Freedom, Financial Times, Victor mallet, Jamal khashoggi

Why the media matters, everywhere

From Jim Acosta to Jamal Khashoggi, the press is under severe threat globally. It must be defended. For your own well-being.

ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read
Journalism, Press Freedom, Emergency, Kuldip nayar

Remembering Kuldip Nayar: A man who chose the right way over the easy path

Nayar was an intellectual, a journalist, an activist, a humanist. He suffered Partition and the Emergency but his experiences only strengthened his goodness.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Subramanian Swamy, India, Lutyens media, Press Freedom

Swamy and friends have it wrong — press freedom in India is a real problem

The media, Lutyens, liberal or otherwise, has more to fear than barbs from Subramanian Swamy.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
PIB, Smriti Irani, Press Freedom

This is not fake news. Smriti Irani made fastest U-turn by a minister in India’s history

Let’s look at other such decisions by past governments.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Press Freedom, BMC, Vakola, Priyanka Borpujari

Mumbai woman journalist's detention shows how cops are intolerant to media

Priyanka Borpujari's ordeal is proof journalists are unsafe in the world's largest democracy.

VARIETY

 |  12-minute read
Republic TV, Press Freedom, Gauri Lankesh, Shehla Rashid

Opinions split over Shehla Rashid’s outburst at Republic TV journalist

Media's response has ranged from overt condemnation to effusive praise of the student politician.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
NDTV, CBI, Press Freedom, New York Times

CBI crying foul over 'freedom of press' to New York Times is beyond embarrassing

The 'caged parrot' displayed petulance and extreme insecurity in the 'letter to the editor' over the Times' scathing editorial on the NDTV raids.

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
Press Freedom, Prannoy Roy, Indian media

The hypocrisy of the 'Freedom of the Press' campaign

Today, editors hand out assignments at open news meetings to journalists who have no qualms in doing what they are told to do.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Presstitude, NDTV, Modi government, Press Freedom

Raids on NDTV is Modi government's way of saying it can't stand criticism

Information and contrarian views are part of a vibrant democracy.