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Press Freedom

Journalist booked for post on Wular boat capsize.

5 june ,2021 In a surprising development, Jammu and Kashmir police has booked Bandipora Correspondent of a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) over...

Procuring oxygen made difficult for Kashmir charities

Indian government orders medical staff not to speak with media May 16, 2021 SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir The India-administered Kashmir government asked manufacturers on Thursday to stop...

KPC condemns beating of Kashmir journalist by cops in Srinagar

May 15, 2021 Kashmir Press Club (KPC) on Monday condemned the beating of a journalist Saqib Majeed in Srinagar. According to Saqib, he was roughed up...

Indian media decree threatens Kashmir journalists’ jobs

Regional police warn of sanctions for those who publish 'anti-national' news 30 April, 2021 SRINAGAR -- Every time a gunfight starts between armed rebels and Indian...

Editorial: Criminalizing Kashmir’s media won’t hide your crimes

April 17, 2021 In Kashmir, media freedom has always remained in ruins considering the constant curbs, either through official or unofficial measures. Journalists have covered...

Concerns as Kashmir police ban live media coverage of gunbattles

New directive prohibits reporters from approaching gun-battle sites and covering ‘law and order’ situations as it puts ‘national security in jeopardy’. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Journalists...

Srinagar:Journalists Allege Manhandling by Police Amidst Clashes at jamia masjid.

Srinagar: Two journalists in Srinagar were allegedly manhandled by the Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday when an incident of stone-pelting broke out outside the...

Indian government forces assault Kashmiri journalists.

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir  Two journalists in Indian-administered Kashmir were allegedly assaulted by the government forces during a protest in the capital city of Srinagar...

Press freedom in Jammu and Kashmir: An interview with journalist Anuradha Bhasin

‘Democracy is power of the people, not of those ruling’ This post originally appeared on Video Volunteers, an award-winning international community media organisation based in India....

Clooney Foundation Bats for Jailed Kashmiri Journalist, Will Monitor Trial

Srinagar: The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), founded by Hollywood actor, producer and screenwriter George Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal Clooney, has announced it will...

George and Amal Clooney Foundation watching Kashmiri journalist’s case.

The Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), which was established in late 2016 by George and Amal Clooney, is following the developments in Kashmir media. George...

Let journalists in Kashmir report without harassment: CPJ tells GoI

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...

Journalist booked for rioting after story in Kashmir Walla on ‘demolition drive’

A north Kashmir-based reporter has been booked for ‘rioting, trespassing, and assault’ after reporting a story on an alleged demolition drive in Bandipora district...

Police file FIR against Kashmir Walla as army denies pressure on Shopian school

The police have filed a First Information Report (FIR) against The Kashmir Walla following an army complaint that a news report about a Shopian-based school being “pressurised” by...

India Cuts Off Government Advertising to Over 30 Kashmiri Outlets

SRINAGAR - News outlets in the Indian-controlled region of Kashmir are under rising financial pressure, as authorities bar more than 30 media houses from...

Meet Anuradha Bhasin, a Vocal Journalist Facing Government Crackdown

The Srinagar office of Kashmir Times, of which Bhasin is executive editor, was sealed on Monday. Bhasin Srinagar: Officials from the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Monday sealed...

How New Delhi failed to get foreign journalists’ validation for Kashmir?

Amid increased scrutiny by the international press, India’s external affairs minister, S Jaishankar, in an interview with a foreign publication, had dressed up New...

2020 saw surge in ‘harassment’ of Kashmir journalists

Journalists have been attacked and press freedom curtailed since India stripped Kashmir of its special status last year. More complaints of “harassment” and “intimidation” by...

Media Policy Adds to Challenges for Kashmiri Press

WASHINGTON - Newly enforced media regulations that India says are to counter false news and incitement in Jammu and Kashmir will stifle government criticism and go...

What is the future of news in Kashmir?

"Certainly, the future is not going to be easy. Perhaps things would become far worse before it becomes better." Srinagar: When the government clamped down on...

Journalists, Free Press Silenced By Indian Government In Kashmir – UN Rapporteurs

India’s bid to prosecute Kashmiri journalists suggests a “pattern of silencing independent reporting on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir through the threat of criminal...

Indian forces allegedly thrash journalists in Kashmir

While covering gunfight in southern Kashmir, 3 photojournalists allegedly beaten by gov't forces Three photojournalists in the Indian-administered Kashmir were allegedly beaten by government forces...

Press Freedom Violations in Kashmir Unworthy of a Democracy: RSF

Srinagar: Claiming that the working has been “hell” for journalists in Kashmir for the past year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday slammed the government...

Of journalism and censorship: The forgotten Rahber

COMMENTS Rahber, an institution in Journalism, a photographer who covered the 1931 massacre, was the founder of an Urdu weekly. A member of Muslim Conference,...

Jammu & Kashmir: Blow to press freedom as India closes free media

SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir (AA):- The abrupt closure of a decades-old local English-language daily in Indian-administered Kashmir has dealt yet another blow to press...

Press Association criticises ‘abrupt sealing’ of ‘Kashmir Times’ office in Srinagar

The media body demanded the immediate opening of the newspaper’s office to allow journalists to carry on their professional duty. The Press Association on Wednesday...

Journalistic work can’t be equated with sedition: Global press bodies to PM Modi

The International Press Institute and Belgium-based International Federation of Journalists on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to drop all charges against journalists, including...

Indian Authorities In Kashmir Seal Office Of English Newspaper – Kashmir Times

RINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir: – The regional administration of Jammu and Kashmir sealed the office of leading English daily the Kashmir Times on Monday. The...

Amnesty International Calls for India to Lift Account Freeze to Resume Vital Human Rights Work

This year’s celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence on Oct. 2 was particularly poignant. Falling on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian...

Kashmiri journalists describe new government tactics to control the narrative

In April, after Srinagar-based senior journalist Peerzada Ashiq published an article about the families of two militants who wanted to exhume their bodies to perform funeral...

Indian-administered Kashmir Target Journalists for Alleged ‘Fake News’

SRINAGAR, INDIA - Police in Indian-administered Kashmir are investigating two journalists for allegedly spreading "fake news," authorities said on Monday, as a months-long security...

Press Freedom Day: Kashmiri journalists walking line of fire

More difficult for female journalists in region to work SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir An aspiring journalist in Indian-administered Kashmir grew dejected after reading the news about...

The twilight of Indian democracy

Protest and journalism are criminal acts, Parliament is irrelevant, duties supersede rights,and profanity flows from the ordinary. On October 8, Justice Sanjay Dhar of the...

Challenges for Kashmiri Press

  WASHINGTON - Newly enforced media regulations that India says are to counter false news and incitement in Jammu and Kashmir will stifle government criticism and go...

Kashmir Internet Shutdown Continues, Despite Supreme Court Ruling

India has the potential to be a global leader in promoting democratic technology norms, but instead it leads the way with internet shutdowns.By Justin ShermanAugust...

Journalism in Kashmir in ‘state of repression’: Media watchdog

International Press Institute says media freedom in India-administered Kashmir is under threat, charge officials deny. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir - Press freedom in Indian-administered Kashmir is "under a serious...