Manipur journalists carried out a protest rally in Imphal demanding the immediate release of fellow journalist Kishorchandra Wangkhemcha who was arrested by the police because of his Facebook posts.  They held protest rally from Manipur Press Club to the Chief Minister’s bungalow on August 11. The police has arrested Wangkhemcha  on last Thursday alleging that he has published posts on Facebook which contained rumours and defamatory remarks, The Northeast Now report. The journalist fraternity strongly condemned the arrest as ‘arbitrary’ and demanded the immediate release of the journalist staging a strong protest at Manipur Press Club. The representatives of All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union led by its president, BrojendroRead More →

This is unpublished cartoon made by Cartoonist Satish Acharya. Explaining why his cartoon was rejected by the editor and this was not first time, Satish Acharya has provided all the details in his blog today. The News Freedom has published views expressed by Satish Acharya in his blog in the interest of  freedom of the press. By  Satish Acharya DROP THE CARTOON AND CARRY A PHOTO! That’s how my cartoon column with Mail Today ended yesterday. That’s how the editor looked at a cartoon and cartoonist’s opinion. That’s how the editor chose to shut a voice! The cartoon he rejected was about how China is surrounding India by spreadingRead More →

Renowned Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has left Geo TV and joined an upcoming TV channel G News Network (GNN) as its president, according to the Pakistan media reports. Hamid is known for his hardcore reporting and also targeted of death threats and at least two assassination attempts. He has interviewed Laden after the September 11 attacks and also many world leaders and celebrities including John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela, Shimon Peres and Shah Rukh Khan. Senior Journalist of  GNN TV channel  Salmaan Hasan shared this news on Twitter by sharing Hamid Mir in the newsroom. However, Hamid so far not issued any statement aboutRead More →

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has called the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to testify in connection with the probe on Russian interference 2016 US elections. “US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor Julian Assange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks’ legal team say they are considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard” said the Wikileaks while sharing information today. BREAKING: US Senate Intelligence Committee calls editor @JulianAssange to testify. Letter delivered via US embassy in London. WikiLeaks' legal team say they are "considering the offer but the conditions must conform to a high ethical standard". Also:Read More →

Expressed deep condolences on DMK president and five times Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi’s demise, the UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi in a letter to Karunanidhi’s son M K Stalin said that   “We shall not see the like of Kalaignar again. He was like a father figure to me. At the time of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family”. Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh also writes a letter to  Stalin     Please follow and like us:Read More →

The Guild decries all attempts on the part of the government to interfere in the free and independent functioning of journalists, either put under pressure directly or through the proprietors. It also reminds media owners that institutional strength and respect is directly linked to editorial independence and undermining the former can result in curtailing the latter. It urges them to not cow down to political pressure being brought upon them by the government or any other forces. Owners and journalists have an equally shared interest in press freedoms and in resisting pressures.

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The Foundation for Media Professionals(FMP) today deplores the manner in which pressure has apparently been brought on the management of ABP News by an influential section of the ruling establishment to do away with the services of Punya Prasun Bajpai, Milind Khandekar and Abhisar Sharma and also for disrupting the broadcast of the channel during prime time. The Foundation also calls upon the government to respond to Bajpai’s allegation that it has a big team under a senior bureaucrat at the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to monitor the media coverage and that, on the basis of its inputs, the Prime Minister’s Office has been issuingRead More →

“ये इमरजेन्सी नहीं,लोकतंत्र का मित्र बनकर लोकतंत्र की हत्या का खेल है ” ‘मास्टरस्ट्रोक’ रोकने के पीछ सत्ता का “ब्लैक स्ट्रोक ” By Punya Prasun Bajpai क्या ये संभव है कि आप प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी का नाम ना लें । आप चाहें तो उनके मंत्रियो का नाम ले लीजिये । सरकार की पॉलिसी में जो भी गड़बड़ी दिखाना चाहते है, दिखा सकते हैं । मंत्रालय के हिसाब के मंत्री का नाम लीजिए पर प्रधानमंभी मोदी का जिक्र कहीं ना कीजिए। लेकिन जब प्रधानमंत्री मोदी खुद ही हर योजना का एलान करते हैं, हर मंत्रालय के कामकाज से खुद को जोड़े हुए हैं और हर मंत्री भीRead More →

 “By 2024, more than 1 million computing and digital jobs will be open in the US. Filling these jobs is critical to our economy and our communities – and we want to help more people learn the skills they need to thrive in the digital world. That’s why we’re committed to training 1 million people and small business owners in digital skills across the US by 2020, ” said the Chief Operating Officer of the Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, Sharing details on social media platform he said that to meet this goal, we’re creating more in-person training programs, offering online classes, and partnering with local and national organizationsRead More →

Finally, a mystery about surprise entry of UIDAI helpline number in Android version was solved. The Google has clarified in its official communication that it had ‘inadvertently’ added UIDAI helpline number in Android version. The people were shocked yesterday after finding UIDAI help number in their contact list and were expressing serious concern about this on social media. Here is official release providing all details issued by the Google in this regard. Please follow and like us:Read More →