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February 21, 2003

Discriminatory use of official advertising in Kashmir

The English-language private daily "Kashmir Observer", published in Srinagar, north-western India, has been experiencing serious financial difficulties ever since the Jammu and Kashmir state government decided to stop purchasing advertising space in the publication's pages. RSF is concerned about the consequences of the new provincial government's discriminatory policies, which could have grave long-term implications for information pluralism in the Kashmir region. The organisation has asked... MORE
October 11, 2000

University bans daily newspaper

In a 10 October 2000 letter to the vice chancellor of the University of Calicut, K.K.N. Kurup, IPI condemned the decision of the University of Calicut to effectively ban the daily newspaper "Malayala Manorama" from the university campus. According to the information provided to IPI, on 5 October, the joint registrar in charge of the registrar issued Order No. Ad. A4/12176/2000, which cancelled the university's subscription to the "Malayala Manorama" and directed the university press officer not... MORE