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February 8, 2011
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No Chinese journalists allowed for Aero-India show

Amid its unease over China''s visapolicy towards Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, India has ensured that Chinese journalists are not able to cover the ''Aero-India'' international defence show in Bangaloreas accreditations have been denied to them. The Defence Ministry did not keep any slot for China in the list of countries whose journalists could apply online onits website to make them eligible to cover the event February 9 to 13. Officials said China, along with Pakistan and Iran,... MORE
July 28, 2010

IPI denounces threats against journalists in India

The International Press Institute is concerned by reports that the media is facing harassment in India’s conflict-ridden northern and north-eastern states. In Manipur, where Indian security forces are locked in conflict with several armed separatist groups, local media have declared an indefinite cessation of publication on Friday in response to threats against S Singlianmang Guite, a local journalist, by members of an armed group. According to a statement from the All-Manipur Working... MORE
February 26, 2010

A 'disturbing spate of police violence against journalists in India

There has been a wave of police violence against journalists in Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. There have been a total of 13 cases of abusive treatment and physical attacks by police against media personnel in February alone. “Given that a police officer was recently suspended for hitting a Dalit woman in the state of Uttar Pradesh, it would be appropriate to punish police officers who treat journalists in a similar manner,” Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) said. “Public... MORE
April 9, 2008

Northeast journalists urge Manmohan Singh to ensure safety

The Northeast Media Forum (NEMF) has urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to ensure the safety of journalists in the region. NEMF appealed to the prime minister to ensure that journalists can carry out their professional duties in the region without fear of physical harm. NEMF, an organisation of over 100 journalists hailing from the Northeast region and working in the national capital, in a letter to Singh said, "As you must be aware of, mediapersons in the entire Northeast work under highly-... MORE
August 12, 2006

Indian journalist badly beaten in Dhaka with complete impunity

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has voiced outrage at an attack on Indian journalist D.N. Mohanty, who was beaten unconscious in his home in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka on 31 July 2006, and at the attempts of both Bangladeshi and Indian authorities to hush up the case. "In view of the repeated attacks against journalists in Bangladesh, the authorities ought to seriously consider the possibility that the attack on Mohanty was linked to his work," the press freedom organisation said... MORE
October 21, 1998

Two journalists assaulted in Arunachal Pradesh

RSF is protesting an assault on two journalists in north-east India. According to RSF's information, on 17 October 1998, Pradeep Behera, a senior journalist with the English-language daily "Arunachal Times", was assaulted by six unidentified persons armed with lethal weapons who entered his home in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. He is in hospital suffering from chest, head and leg injuries. It seems that the attack followed the publication of critical articles on social issues. Meanwhile, in... MORE
July 17, 1998

Two journalists assaulted by forces in Manipur

According to information made available by RSF on 17 July 1998, on 12 July 1998, Puyam Theiba, a reporter for the local newspaper "Panthungfam", was assaulted and injured by army soldiers in the state of Manipur when they raided his house. They claimed that the journalist was involved in anti-Indian activities. Meanwhile, at Nalbari, in the state of Assam, Arup Kumar Sarma, editor of the magazine "Chitranjalee", was also assaulted by soldiers. They left quickly and gave no explanation for their... MORE