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April 9, 2008

Street in Afghanistan capital named after slain journalist

As a token of paying tribute to late Afghan journalist Ajmal Naqshbandi who was brutally beheaded by Taliban insurgents last year, authorities in Afghanistan capital Kabul have named a street after him. The street named "Ajmal Naqshbandi Avenue" is the first of its kind named after a journalist killed in Afghanistan, Xinhua has reported. While unveiling the plaque of the avenue, President of the Afghanistan National Journalist Union Abdul Hamid Mubariz slammed Taliban for executing the late... MORE
April 2, 2008

Russian journalist, Putin critic, gets political asylum in UK

Russian journalist Yelena Tregubova, who wrote a book criticizing President Vladimir Putin for abusing freedom of speech, said she's been granted political asylum in the UK, according to Bloomberg News. The former Kremlin correspondent for Russia's Kommersant newspaper, who asked for asylum in London last year, said she's "very pleased'' with the decision in comments broadcast on Ekho Moskvy radio. A spokesman for the British Embassy in Moscow, speaking on the customary condition of anonymity,... MORE
March 30, 2008

Cambodian holocaust survivor Dith Pran loses battle to pancreatic cancer

Dith Pran, the Cambodian-born journalist whose harrowing tale of enslavement and eventual escape from that country's murderous Khmer Rouge revolutionaries in 1979 became the subject of the award-winning film "The Killing Fields," died Sunday, his former colleague said. Dith, 65, died at a New Jersey hospital Sunday morning of pancreatic cancer, according to Sydney Schanberg, his former colleague at The New York Times. Dith had been diagnosed almost three months ago. Dith was working as an... MORE
March 27, 2008

CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda wins Chameli Devi Award

CNN-IBN's Rupashree Nanda has been given the Chameli Devi Award for Outstanding Woman Mediaperson for 2007. Rupashree was selected from a field of 20 entries from all over the country. The jury consisting of Alok Mehta, Editor, Outlook and President of the Editors Guild of India, Sachidananda Murthy, Editor of the Week and Secretary General of the Guild, and Coomi Kapoor, Contributing Editor, the Indian Express . The award, which is given by by the Media Foundation, will be presented on March... MORE
February 27, 2008

Karan Thapar joins INX News as editorial advisor

Karan Thapar has been appointed editorial advisor of INX's soon-to-be-launched English news channel NewsX. INX News, a part of INX Network, has signed up with Karan's company ITV (Infotainment Television Private Limited) as the editorial advisor and the services will comprise a review of the progress and consultancy on future editorial development of the channel, the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) has reported. Indrani Mukerjea, chairperson INX News, said: "With the expertise of the editorial... MORE
February 9, 2008

Akbar may be leaving 'Asian Age'

Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd, publisher of Deccan Chronicle and majority owner of Asian Age Holdings, which publishes the Asian Age , and MJ Akbar, editor-in-chief of both dailies, are parting ways, Mint has reported quoting anonymous sources. There have been ongoing disagreements between Akbar and Deccan Chronicle over the terms of stake dilution in Asian Age Holdings. Deccan Chronicle increased its holding in Asian Age to 90 per cent in May 2005. Prior to that, it had held about 23 per cent... MORE
January 26, 2008

Vir Sanghvi finally quits INX

Vir Sanghvi, CEO of INX News and editorial head of the group's upcoming news channel News X, has left the INX group. He is said to be launching another news channel very soon, indiantelevision.com has reported. A source close to Sanghvi confirmed the developments to Indiantelevision.com, adding that equity driven issues and that of accountability was what 'finally broke the camel's back'. Indiantelevision.com had first put out a report categorically stating that rumblings within Indrani and... MORE
December 10, 2007

Lebanese journalist wins Arab newspaper award

Michel Hajji Georgiou, a senior political analyst at the French-language daily L’Orient-Le Jour in Lebanon, has been awarded the 2007 Gebran Tueni Award, the annual prize from the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) that honours an editor or publisher in the Arab region. Georgiou, who is a member of the newspaper’s editorial board and chief of its yearly political supplement, received the award Sunday December 9 during the opening ceremony of the 2nd Arab Free Press Forum in Beirut, Lebanon,... MORE
November 30, 2007

Scribe awarded for covering Haneef's case

MELBOURNE: Hedley Thomas, the journalist who wrote a series of stories about the Australian government's handling of Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef's arrest on suspected terror charge, has won the country's most coveted journalism award. Thomas, who is associated with The Australian newspaper, won the "Gold Walkley" award for covering and highlighting the mistakes made by the government in the arrest and treatment of Brisbane-based Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef. He also won the print news report... MORE
November 30, 2007

Scribe awarded for covering Haneef’s case

MELBOURNE: Hedley Thomas, the journalist who wrote a series of stories about the Australian government’s handling of Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef’s arrest on suspected terror charge, has won the country’s most coveted journalism award. Thomas, who is associated with The Australian newspaper, won the “Gold Walkley” award for covering and highlighting the mistakes made by the government in the arrest and treatment of Brisbane-based Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef. He also won the print news report... MORE

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