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February 8, 2011

Police in India must drop charges against Tehelka reporter

Authorities in Karnataka state should drop charges against Tehelka magazine correspondent KK Shahina that appear intended to discredit her reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has said. Police visited her residence in Kerala state twice in January and left notices for her to appear for questioning, leading her to fear she will be taken into custody, she told CPJ by email. In late 2010, Karnataka police charged her under the penal code with two counts of criminal intimidation of... MORE
December 7, 2010

IFJ condemns criminal charges against Tehelka reporter

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned the criminal proceedings launched against KK Shahina, a reporter with the weekly news magazine Tehelka a, after a story of hers appeared to cast doubt on the prosecution of a prominent Islamic cleric and political figure on terrorism charges. Shahina's story appeared in an issue of Tehelka dated December 4, released a week prior to the cover date. It is available online and is based on interviews with key witnesses cited in the... MORE
July 28, 2009

Supporters of dargah in Gulbarga attack newspaper office, seriously injure 3

Supporters of the head of a local dargah in Gulbarga attacked the office of Kannada daily Samyukta Karnataka on Friday and assaulted the staff. Three employees of the newspaper were severely injured, the Hindu has reported. The daily’s circulation manager Vilas Deshpande, who suffered serious head injuries, has been admitted to the Government General Hospital, and his condition stated to be serious. Some details: [ Link ] Executive Editor of the newspaper Srikantacharya Mannur , who was an... MORE
February 12, 2009

Karnataka govt fined Rs 10,000 by High Court for illegal detention of Mangalore editor

The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday ordered the state government to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation to detained journalist BV Seetaramwhile partly allowing a habeas corpus writ petition by his wife challenging the detention. In her writ petition, Rohini, managing director of Chitra Publications, had sought release of her husband, editor of Mangalore-based Kannada eveninger Karavali Ale , contending that the detention was unlawful and violative of fundamental right. “The tendency of obtaining... MORE
January 6, 2009

Karnataka journalist held in defamation case, handcuffed, tied to a chain by police

The chairman-director of the Chitra group, publisher of daily Karavali Ale , who has been held in a defamation case, was brought to the court premises in handcuffs, tied to a chain held by a policeman in Karnataka's Udupi on Monday. BV Seetaram, who is also the editor-in-chief of the group, was declined bail as he feared arrest by the Mangalore police on other charges, the Hindu reported. “If I am moved to Mangalore jail, I may be harmed by Bajrang Dal elements within the jail,” he said. The... MORE
September 10, 2008

Man held for attacking scribe in Bangalore

A contractor, who assaulted a television journalist, was arrested by the Mahadevapura police in Bangalore on Monday, the Times of India has reported. Recently, a television journalist had gone to report a tender process in Mahadevapura town municipality. Seeing journalists on the premises, contractor Prakash Reddy assaulted and pushed them out of the municipality office. A complaint was lodged with the police.MORE
November 4, 2007

Two held for attack on journalist in Bangalore

Bangalore: The Ashok Nagar police on Friday arrested two software engineers employed by an IT major on the charge of beating up a reporter of The Hindu on Convent Road on Monday. The arrested are Praveen Kumar of Hubli and Shank Deep Chakraborty of Kolkata. The two, both engineering graduates with a master’s degree in management, have confessed to beating up the reporter, Ayesha Matthan, Ulsoor Gate Assistant Comissioner of Police B.B. Ashok Kumar said. The two were produced before the... MORE
October 31, 2007

Woman journalist beaten up in Bangalore

BANGALORE: A young woman reporter with The Hindu was beaten up by two as-yet-unidentified men on a motorbike on Convent Road on Monday evening. Ayesha Matthan, reporter with MetroPlus, was walking down on Convent Road when the men illegally rode the motorbike on the footpath behind her. When they asked her to move out of the way, she refused and told them to get off the footpath. An altercation followed after which they got off the bike pushed her around and beat her. Although the road was... MORE
February 1, 2007

Mangalore: Newspaper office attacked by mob

Mangalore Jan 31: A newspaper office was attacked by miscreants this evening in Mangalore. An office belonging to evening daily Karavali Ale (a sister concern of Canara Times), was attacked by some miscreants today 30 Jan 2007, evening at Baikampady industrial area. Watchman who was on duty at the time of incident was also said to have been attacked by the mob. Computers, Laser Printers and other stationary equipments have been destroyed, said the sources. The exact reason for the attack and... MORE
March 17, 2006

Holi revellers molest woman journalist in Bangalore

A journalist of an English TV news channel, who was reporting live on holi celebrations in Chikpet area in Bangalore on Wednesday morning was molested by a gang of miscreants playing holi. According to the police, a gang of miscreants allegedly poured gulal and water colours on the journalist before a live camera, and tore her clothes. There were over 40 persons, who were playing holi at that moment, the police said. The miscreants also damaged electronic equipment and the camera. The... MORE