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April 21, 2006

Three cops suspended in Punjab, journalist gets threat

Amritsar, Apr 20: Three policemen, including two Head Constables, were today suspended for allegedly indulging in an immoral act with a woman in a car with tinted glasses in a posh area of the city, police said. Senior Superintendent of Police Sudhanshu S Srivastava said that the incident came to light after a team of a private news channel reached the spot on the Mall Road here on Monday. The SSP immediately sent Inspector Jagatpreet Singh to the spot where Head Constable Kulbir Singh was... MORE
December 25, 2005

Mexican journalist threatened after reports on police-crime nexus

Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) has called on Mexican federal authorities to take charge of investigating attempts to intimidate crime reporter Claudia Padilla Pacheco of the local daily Correo in Celaya (in the central state of Guanajuato) after she wrote two investigative reports about the alleged implication of local police in criminal activity. AT THE CORREO: Correo's Caludia Padilla exposed a major ring of Guanajuato police officers, some of whom are still at their posts despite being... MORE
October 29, 2005

Stop press in Manipur over militant threats

IMPHAL, OCT 28 (PTI): Newspapers were not published in Manipur today following a decision by editors and managements in protest against frequent interferences by militants in the functioning of media organisations. A joint meeting of editors and senior journalists of different papers was held yesterday and the decision was taken not to bring out editions of the dailies indefinitely, sources said. The sources said a militant outfit KCP (City Meitei) had issued a statement through fax some days... MORE
October 2, 2005

Arunachal media on ceasework over threat

Guwahati: The entire media of Arunachal Pradesh, both print and electronic, has decided to observe ceasework from today following threats from All Arunachal Pradesh Student Union (AAPSU). The Arunachal media, in an emergent meeting held at Itanagar today, said ''all the media would ceasework indefinitely till the culprits were brought to book''. The AAPSU has been hit by an internal squabble and the media has been dragged into the controversy. A group of around 60 miscreants went to various and... MORE
May 1, 2003

Militant group threatens to kill journalists in Kashmir

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns the threat issued yesterday by the militant group Tehrik-ul-Mujahideen against journalists working "against the freedom struggle" in the disputed territory of Kashmir. The organization is one of more than a dozen armed groups fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan. The rebel group's statement was published on Tuesday, April 29, by the Current News Service, a private news agency based in Srinagar,... MORE
October 27, 1998

Two journalists in Assam receive death threats

RSF is expressing concern further to death threats received by two Assamese journalists. According to RSF's information, in its 23 October 1998 issue, the daily "Amar Asom" said that two senior journalists of the newspaper were threatened with death by a former separatist militant after they enquired about his involvement with the police in an attack on a local businessman. The article said that, after learning the names of the two journalists from a police sub-inspector in Guwahati, the... MORE
July 8, 1998

Journalist receives death threats

According to information made available by RSF on 8 July 1998, on 7 July 1998, Mathew Marak, editor of the daily "Achik Mikasal", received a letter containing death threats from rebel groups belonging to the separatist Achik National Volunteer Council. The separatist militants said in their threats that Marak had written several reports which were "not correct." Three months ago, photographer W. T. Jrywe was assaulted by unidentified gunmen in Shillong (in the northeastern state of Meghalaya)... MORE
March 8, 1996

Kashmiri journalist threatened

On 6 March 1996, Ghulam Nabi Khayal, a Kashmiri journalist and correspondent for Pakistan Television (PTV), and formerly a reporter with United Press International (UPI), was threatened by three unidentified men who threw two grenades at his home located in the city of Srinagar. One of the two grenades exploded, damaging window panes in the house; however, there were no injuries. Khayal had refused to comply with an order by the men to come with them. Indian police attributed the grenade attack... MORE