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Press freedom at risk: Editors Guild of India denounces arrest of journalist during live broadcast in Sandeshkhali

KOLKATA, FEBRUARY 20: The Editors Guild of India has voiced serious concern over Monday's arrest of a television journalist in Bengal while he was reporting on allegations of sexual assault in Sandeshkhali. The Guild termed Monday's arrest of Santu Pan, a journalist with Republic Bangla, a worrisome sign for press freedom in Bengal. This incident, it said, has renewed a nationwide debate about the state of journalistic freedom. Pan was in the midst of reporting on alleged sexual assaults in Sandeshkhali when he was abruptly taken into custody by the...
North East

SC extends protection to Editors Guild, 4 members by two weeks in FIRs lodged in Manipur

Imphal, September 15: The Supreme Court on Friday extended by two weeks the protection from coercive action it has granted to four members of the Editors Guild of India (EGI) in connection with two FIRs lodged against them in Manipur for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups. A bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices J B Pardiwala and Manoj Misra sought the response of the complainant, who had lodged the FIRs against the EGI and its four members, asking as to how the offence of promoting enmity...
India

Reflection of larger threats to freedom of speech: Editors Guild on case against Meghalaya scribe

New Delhi, November 23: The Editors Guild of India has expressed deep concern over Shillong Times editor Patricia Mukhim being "dragged through a cumbersome criminal charge procedure" on a complaint over a social media post and said her case is a reflection of the larger threats to freedom of speech in the country.In a statement, the Guild said Mukhim's case is an example of how multiple legal provisions can be used against free speech and therefore against free press.The statement comes days after Mukhim resigned as member of Editors Guild...
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