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New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India on Monday expressed shock at the “casual manner” in which editors of Kashmir-based publications are “routinely detained” by armed forces for their news reports or editorials and demanded an atmosphere where the media can operate without “fear or favour”. It cited the “recent detention and the subsequent release — after many hours — of Fahad Shah, editor-in-chief of The Kashmir Walla,” a Srinagar-based publication. This was the third…

‘Zee News, IANS should pull down its malicious content targeting Kashmiri journalists and issue an unconditional apology’ Srinagar: The Kashmir Press Club strongly condemned the ‘false and motivated smear campaign against Kashmiri journalists working in an international media organisation TRT’. Journalist Baba Umar who is currently working with an international news organisation in Turkey in an email to Kashmir Press Club stated that dangerous false allegations were levelled in a factually incorrect and libellous article…

New York-based international press freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called upon the Indian government to drop investigations into the work of three Kashmir-based journalists and allow them to report without “harassment, intimidation, and criminal investigations.” In a statement issued on 22 February, the CPJ called upon the authorities to drop the charges against journalists Yashraj Sharma, Mir Junaid, and Sajad Gul. “Jammu and Kashmir Police must drop their investigations into all three…

The Kashmir Press Club has called the charges ‘false and fabricated’ Srinagar: Reporter Sajad Gul has been booked by the JK Police after he filed a story about a demolition drive carried out by revenue authorities in Hajin’s Shahgund village of Bandipora district in North Kashmir on February 9, 2021. In the story, the residents of the concerned village alleged that they were being ‘harassed and threatened’ by the Tehsildar, Hajin over demolition of their…

The National Press Club in a statement said that he was one of many journalists and citizens whose rights were abused in Kashmir Srinagar: National Press Club (NPC) leaders spoke out Monday to urge the government of India to release from prison Aasif Sultan, a Kashmiri journalist who has been ‘unjustly detained’ for two and a half years. In a statement, the NPC mentioned, “Sultan, a writer for the Kashmir Narrator, was arrested in August…

Srinagar: In the ongoing fifth phase of DDC elections, three journalists were beaten by armed forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmiri’s Anantnag district on Thursday. Fayaz Ahmad Stringer of ETV Bharat alleged that he along with other two journalists were beaten by the police while reporting. Fayaz Ahamd said, “I took byte of a local ‘PAGD’ candidate who alleges that he was not allowed to cast his vote, and I then contacted SSP Anantnag…

Mumbai: Back in the familiar environs of the TV newsroom after a week in judicial custody, journalist Arnab Goswami on Wednesday hit out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for arresting him in a ‘fake’ case. “Uddhav Thackeray, listen to me. You lost. You have been defeated,” said Goswami (47), while being surrounded by visibly relieved colleagues from his Republic TV channel. Soon after his release from Taloja jail near Mumbai around 8.30 pm, Goswami…