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Subir Ghosh

Subir Ghosh is a Bangalore-based independent journalist-writer-researcher who writes about conflict, ethnicities, wildlife, human rights, women, poverty, media, and cinema. He is the author of one book, and has co-authored two with others. He started out his career in sales, before switching over to journalism in 1991. His first job as a journalist was with the Press Trust of India (PTI) in Kolkata. He joined The Telegraph daily in 1994, where he developed a keen interest in Northeast affairs. He shifted base to New Delhi in mid-1998, and handled publications and communications for a number of organisations. Subir's last stint with the mainstream media was with the Bangalore edition of DNA newspaper.

November 20, 2007

India to host World Newspaper Congress, World Editors Forum in 2009

India has been chosen as the host country for the 62nd World Newspaper Congress, 16th World Editors Forum and Info Services Expo in 2009, the World Association of Newspapers announced today. The global summit meetings of the world's press will be held March 22-25, 2009 in Hyderabad and will be hosted by the Indian Newspaper Society (INS). India has than 2000 daily newspapers in 100 languages with a combined circulation of 88 million. The choice of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh and... MORE
November 17, 2007

Death of Balibo Five was premeditated war crime by Indonesian armymen

An inquest report has established with great detail that the Indonesian army was responsible for the death of five British, Australian and New Zealander journalists in East Timor in 1975. The report clearly shows they were eliminated because they too much about Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor, which was just getting under way. “The detailed and courageous inquest conducted by Dorelle Pinch shows that Indonesian army officers, including former special forces captain Yunus Yosfiah, are war... MORE
October 17, 2007

Press Freedom Index: Eritrea replaces North Korea at bottom, top 10 are European

Eritrea has replaced North Korea in last place in an index measuring the level of press freedom in 169 countries throughout the world published Tuesday by Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) for the sixth year running. Outside Europe — in which the top 14 countries are located — no region of the world has been spared censorship or violence towards journalists. “There is nothing surprising about this,” a RSF statement said. “Even if we are not aware of all the press freedom violations in North Korea... MORE
September 29, 2007

SC stays sentencing of 'Mid Day' journalists in contempt case

The Supreme Court Friday stayed the Delhi High Court order sentencing four employees of tabloid Mid Day to jail for publishing news reports about former chief justice YK Sabharwal. The apex court stayed the high court's September 21 ruling sentencing two journalists, a cartoonist and the publisher of the tabloid to four months imprisonment each for contempt of court following news reports suggesting that Justice Sabharwal, as the Chief Justice, had passed orders favouring his sons, who are... MORE
September 28, 2007

Zimbabwe draws up hit list ahead of Presidential elections

The Zimbabwean intelligence service has compiled a blacklist of 15 journalists working for independent news media who are to be subjected to “strict surveillance” and other unspecified “measures” in the run-up to next year’s presidential and parliamentary elections. “The Zimbabwean government’s paranoia is accompanied by systematic repression,” Reporters sans Frontières (RSF) said. “This alarming blacklist is an outrage in the approach to what are crucial elections for Zimbabwe’s future... MORE
October 9, 2005

A confirmation of your fears: The Times are bad indeed

The Times of India, by any means, is not the largest circulated daily in the country. Yet, if one sifts through all media criticism in various media, one would see that most of it is de facto criticism of this newspaper alone. Not without reason, though. And we will go into these reasons in good time. It was not surprising that the newspaper's brazen declaration that it would be hawking its editorial space for anyone who stakes for it, evoked outrage and widespread condemnation. While most of... MORE
October 9, 2005

A confirmation of your fears: The Times are bad indeed

The Times of India, by any means, is not the largest circulated daily in the country. Yet, if one sifts through all media criticism in various media, one would see that most of it is de facto criticism of this newspaper alone. Not without reason, though. And we will go into these reasons in good time. It was not surprising that the newspaper’s brazen declaration that it would be hawking its editorial space for anyone who stakes for it, evoked outrage and widespread condemnation. While most of... MORE
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