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December 18, 2006

Govt nod to wage boards for journalists

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on approved the setting up of separate Wage Boards for journalists and non-journalist newspaper employees under a common chairman. ''The two boards, which will be under a common chairman, will be for working journalists and for the non-journalist newspaper employees,'' Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi said, as quoted by UNI, after the Cabinet meeting. The Wage Boards will submit their reports within three years, he added. The Cabinet also... MORE
December 14, 2006

Journalists, media workers hold demo for new wage board

New Delhi, Dec. 14 (PTI): A large number of journalists and workers of media organisations today staged a demonstration in front of the Labour Ministry here demanding immediate constitution of a new wage board. The demonstration was organised by the Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Organisations. M S Yadav, Joint Secretary of the Confederation, addressing the protestors, said "If the government does not take steps towards fulfilling our demands, we will intensify our agitation." He... MORE
July 17, 2006

Egypt's press cure is worse than the disease

Twenty-eight months after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak promised to initiate legislations to decriminalise press offences comes a new law which does not do enough to protect journalists from prosecution for reporting stories critical of the government. The law, in fact, sharply increases fines for defamation. The National Assembly, controlled by Mubarak's National Democratic Party, passed the bill after a last-minute intervention by the president to drop a clause stipulating jail terms for... MORE
August 1, 2005

Norms for facsimile editions will be reviewed, says Reddy

NEW DELHI, August 1: The Union minister for information and broadcasting, S Jaipal Reddy, will take a fresh look at the recently issued guidelines for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the print media. This would be done keeping in mind the prospects of India-centric advertising in facsimile editions so as to bring about a harmony in the advertising scenario. Reddy said this during the course of an interactive session with delegates following his keynote address at the first Indian Magazine... MORE