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March 29, 2014

NWMI expresses shock and anger at gangrape of journalist in UP

The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) has expressed shock at the reported gangrape of a female journalist in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. The journalist was reportedly abducted by three persons after she had visited the Ashtabhuja temple to do a story on historic temples of the Vidyachal region. The NWMI expressed support and solidarity to the colleague who suffered abduction and assault in the course of her work. "We call upon her employer to extend both moral support... MORE
March 29, 2014

India: Journalist raped in Uttarakhand

A female woman journalist from Uttarakhand was abducted and raped by two persons in Vindhyachal area of Mirzapur district, the police said Friday. The incident occurred when the victim had gone to Ahstabhuja hill Thursday evening, DIG Vindhyachal range R K Srivastava said, according to the Indian Express newspaper. A case has been registered and one of the accused arrested. Efforts are on to establish the identity of the other. The journalist, who works for a Haridwar-based publication in... MORE
March 15, 2011

IANS journalist wins UNFPA award

A journalist of newswire Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) has won the prestigious United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Laadli Media Award for Gender Sensitivity for reportage on women's issues. Azera Parveen Rahman, principal correspondent with IANS, got the Most Promising Young Woman Journalist award for the year 2007. She was among 31 other awardees in the northern region. Rahman was given the award at a function held at the Chinmaya Mission Auditorium in south Delhi by Nobuko Horibe,... MORE
February 28, 2011

Deported Chinese woman was journalist, not spy: Govt

The government today said a Chinese woman, reportedly deported last month, was a journalist and there was no evidence about her being a spy as some media reports had suggested, according to a Press Trust of India (PTI) report. "There was indeed a case of a Chinese lady who had met some of these (Naga) leaders. But on investigation, we were not able to establish that she was a spy," home minister P Chidambaram said in reply to supplementaries. "She claimed to be a journalist. There was no... MORE
February 7, 2011

Mamata names two Kolkata Metro stations after journalists

Two stations of the proposed new Kolkata Metro Railway line will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday, according to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS). "The stations at Science City and Chingrighata of the new Metro Railway line between Kavi Subhas in South 24 Parganas and Dum Dum airport in North 24 Parganas will be named after journalists Barun Sengupta and Gour Kishore Ghosh," said Banerjee at Salt Lake in the... MORE
January 1, 2011

Wage board recommends 3 times pay hike for Indian journalists

The Wage Boards for working journalists and non-journalists and other newspaper employees in India have recommended 2.5 to 3 times hike in basic pay and fixing the retirement age at 65. To be implemented retrospectively from January 8, 2008, the revised basic pay has been computed after merging the existing basic pay, the dearness allowance and the 30 per cent interim relief that had been already granted, an official statement issued by the government said. The panels have also suggested... MORE
December 7, 2010

Al-Jazeera English gets permission to broadcast in India

Broadcaster Al Jazeera said Tuesday its English language service has got a downlink license to broadcast in India. Cable and satellite companies in India will be able to add Al-Jazeera English to their channel line-ups after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting granted the licence, the Qatar-based broadcaster said in a statement. "This is an exciting breakthrough that has been in the works for several years, and we are extremely pleased that Al-Jazeera English's groundbreaking news and... MORE
September 7, 2010

Chennai magazine editor released on bail

Journalist AS Mani has been release on bail on an order that his lawyer managed to obtain from a Tamil Nadu appeal court on Thursday last. The publisher and editor of the Chennai-based magazine Naveena Netrikkan , Mani will however have to remain for the next month in Chidambaram, which is 250 km from Chennai. Arrested on the orders of Police Commissioner SR Jangid on July 19 after publishing an article about police corruption, Mani was held on trumped-up charges, including one of attempted... MORE
September 1, 2010

Vineet Jain elected PTI chairman

Vineet Jain, managing director of the Times of India group, has been elected chairman of the board of directors of the Press Trust of India (PTI). MP Veerendrakumar, chairman and managing director of Mathrubhumi Group, was elected vice-chairman following the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the PTI’s shareholders in New Delhi on Monday. Jain, who was vice-chairman of the board, succeeds Vijay Kumar Chopra, editor of Punjab Kesari group. Besides playing a key role in the growth of Times of India... MORE
August 24, 2010

Amritsar photographer goads girl to self-immolate, Gujarat TV journos coax man to suicide

A photo journalist of a language newspaper published from Punjab allegedly instigated a 20-year-old uneducated girl to immolate herself outside the deputy commissioner's office in Amritsar on Monday. The journalist, it is suspected, wanted to buy the girl's disputed property. Twenty-year-old Manpreet Kaur reached the DC office in the courts complex with a bottle of kerosene and match sticks on Monday. Some mediapersons were already present in the area. As she poured the kerosene on herself, the... MORE