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July 30, 2005

Journalists injured in Kashmir gun battle

New York, July 29, 2005–As many as eight journalists were injured today in Srinagar, the major city of Indian Kashmir, after a grenade attack triggered gunfire between militants and security forces in the area, according to international news reports and local reporters. At least one journalist, Muzzafar Ahmad Bhat, a cameraman for the Indian news channel Sahara TV, was critically injured and taken to Srinagar Hospital, two local reporters told the Committee to Protect Journalists. Armed... MORE
July 13, 2005

Violence in Kerala undermines democracy in India: IFJ

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) the global organisation of journalists, representing over 500,000 journalists worldwide is concerned over the recent violence directed towards journalists and media workers in Kerala, India. "It is unacceptable for journalists to be attacked in attempts to intimidate or censor reports," said IFJ President Christopher Warren today. "Journalists must be allowed to perform their professional duties free from violence or fear," said Warren. On 1... MORE
May 26, 2005

Mob attack on Lokmat's Pune office

The office and press of Lokmat Newspapers, Pune edition, was attacked by a mob on Tuesday night. Stones were pelted at the newspaper's new building, which was to be inaugurated by second week of June, amounting to losses worth Rs 5 lakh to the organisation. The mob entered the building premises, armed with lathis, and smashed the building's glasses and attacked the security guard. Stones were pelted at the car of Editorial Director, Lokmat, and an unsuccessful attempt was made to set it on fire... MORE
May 18, 2005

Probe ordered into lensmen assault case in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday ordered a probe into the incident of assault on photojournalists by the police while the former were covering a protest rally in Srinagar last week. Deputy Director General of Police Kuldeep Khuda has been appointed as the inquiry officer. The probe was ordered after the photojournalists held a protest march here from the Press Enclave to CM's official residence. They were demanding action against SSP Srinagar Syed Ahmad Sayeed... MORE
May 6, 2005

Cops assault television crew in UP

A lady reporter and a cameraperson of NDTV were on Thursday assaulted allegedly by some police personnel in Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi while they were pursuing a story relating to CBI case against new state Chief Secretary Neera Yadav. The police personnel even confiscated their tripod and headphone and nearly seized their camera before the team comprising reporter Sunetra Chaudhary and cameraperson Pooja Arya ran away. A case has been registered with Noida Police, Sunetra said. According... MORE
May 4, 2005

IFJ protests police attack on newspaper staff in Noida on May Day

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing over 500,000 journalists worldwide, has condemned the police attack on newspaper staff in Noida, India on May Day, 1 May. "Attacks on newspaper staff peacefully demonstrating for their due rights are a grave assault on workers’ rights to organise and rights to freedom of expression," said IFJ President Christopher Warren. Newspaper staff under the banner of the newly-formed Confederation of Newspaper and... MORE
May 4, 2005

ETV correspondent assaulted in Orissa

Making a mockery of Press freedom,a police officer on Tuesday assaulted and injured ETV's Phulbani correspondent, Sadashiv Patra and also damaged his camera.The officer,who happens to be the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Phiringia police station,allegedly also assaulted two other persons having their meal in a dhaba. Sources said ETV correspondent had to bear the brunt of the ASI's ire when he went to the dhaba to inquite about the attack on the two men eating there. One of them had... MORE
April 8, 2005

Chautala’s henchmen bash up TV cameraman

Former Haryana Chief Minister’s men let lose a reign of terror around his farmhouse amidst reports of the CBI raid there and even bashed up the cameraman of a private TV channel. The raid was conducted in connection with the JBT teachers recruitment scam. When The Tribune team reached Mr Chautala’s farmhouse on Thursday his men were standing at one gate amidst eerie silence, while the other gate was closed. Just when the team was approaching them a private TV channel’s reporter drove in his car... MORE
March 12, 2005

Shiv Sainiks smash up magazine office in Mumbai

Slogan-shouting youth believed to be Shiv Sainiks went on the rampage in the India Today office on Friday, smashing computer screens and destroying furniture with iron rods and sticks. The glass door at the entrance to the magazine’s plush office on the fifth floor of Jolly Maker building at Nariman Point was smashed to smithereens. The Sainiks shouted "Mani Shankar Murdabad" and protested against the petroleum minister being invited to an awards function by the magazine’s sister publication,... MORE
March 10, 2005

Scribe assaulted in Chhattisgarh; Opp stages walkout

The main Opposition Congress members staged a walk out in Chhattisgarh Assembly on the issue of alleged assault on a journalist of a local Hindi daily published from Raipur. During zero hour, leader of Opposition Mahendra Karma raised the issue of assault on the Journalist of a Hindi daily by police on Monday night. Alleging that oppression of journalists had increased during Chief Minister Raman Singh's government Karma demanded immediate discussion on the issue by bringing an adjournment... MORE

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