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Journalist shot dead in UP’s Jaunpur; no action taken despite prior pleas for protection

JAUNPUR, MAY 13: A 43-year-old journalist was shot dead in the Shahganj area of this Uttar Pradesh district on Monday, police said. Ashutosh Srivastava of Sabarhad village was on his way to Imranganj market around 9.30 a.m. when unidentified assailants shot him at the intersection near Jaunpur-Shahganj Road, Circle Officer (Shahganj) Ajit Singh Chauhan said. Family sources said Srivastava had written to officers at the Shahganj police station a month ago and requested protection but the cops did not pay heed to his request. Following the murder, locals held a...
India

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...
India

Attack on journalist Nikhil Wagle: 10 BJP workers arrested

Editors Guild of India condemns incident PUNE, FEBRUARY 11: Ten BJP workers were arrested on Saturday in connection with an assault on senior Marathi journalist Nikhil Wagle in Pune, an incident condemned by the Editors Guild of India which urged the Maharashtra Government to swiftly address the issue by taking stringent action against those responsible. The assault took place on Friday evening as Wagle and others were en route under police protection to attend 'Nirbhay Bano' public meeting organised by Rashtra Seva Dal in Dandekar The complaint filed by a...
North East

Journalists protest in Manipur over ‘harassment’ of editor by NIA

Imphal, August 3: Journalists protested in Imphal on Thursday by ceasing their work, alleging that senior editor W Shyamjai was harassed by the NIA. Members of All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU), Editors Guild Manipur (EGM) and Manipur Hill Journalists Union (MHJU) staged a sit-in protest in the Keisampat area from 10 am to 4 pm. Shyamjai, the editor-in-chief of evening daily Kangleipakki Meira, was summoned by the NIA to its office on August 2 at 10 am "over alleged involvements of two other journalists aiding the underground groups", the...
North East

Senior Assam journalist Pratap Bordoloi dies at 72

Guwahati, February 19: Pratap Bordoloi, a pioneer of television journalism in Assam, has died at his Guwahati residence, his family said. He was 72, and is survived by his wife and three children. Bordoloi suddenly took ill around 10 PM on Friday and died before he could be taken to the hospital, they said. He was the first Assamese language newsreader in Doordarshan Kendra Guwahati. He had also lent his voice to the recorded commentary that played at Guwahati Planetarium in its inaugural phase. Bordoloi served as an Indian Information...
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