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Lanka media rights activists call new anti-terror law 'draconian laws'

19 Mar 2019

Lanka media rights activists call new anti-terror law 'draconian laws'

Media rights activists yesterday urged the Sri Lankan government to withdraw proposed anti-terror legislation, calling it is a set of draconian laws aimed at suppressing media freedom and democratic rights.

Veteran journalist and environmental activist Darryl D'Monte dies at 74

17 Mar 2019

Veteran journalist and environmental activist Darryl D'Monte dies at 74

Senior journalist and environmental activist Darryl D'Monte, who worked with leading English dailies like The Times of India and Indian Express, died at a hospital in Mumbai after a brief illness, a family friend said today. He was 74.

US court orders Syria to pay $302mn for journalist's murder

01 Feb 2019

US court orders Syria to pay $302mn for journalist's murder

On Wednesday night, a court in Washington slapped the Syrian government with $302mn in damages for the death of journalist Marie Colvin.

First in 2019: Mexico journalist found murdered, governor condemns killing

22 Jan 2019

First in 2019: Mexico journalist found murdered, governor condemns killing

A Mexican journalist was found murdered in the northern state of Baja California Sur, the governor said yesterday, the first reporter to be killed this year in what has become one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press.

Jailed 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in journalist's murder

11 Jan 2019

Jailed 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim convicted in journalist's murder

On Friday, a Haryana court convicted jailed, self-styled 'godman' Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and three others in a case pertaining to the murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.

Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year

11 Dec 2018

Jamal Khashoggi among journalists named TIME Person of the Year

TIME magazine has finally released its much-awaited Person of the Year 2018, and a handful of journalists whose work landed them in jail or cost them their lives have been awarded the coveted title collectively.

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

03 Nov 2018

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

On "The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists", marked annually on November 2, the UN Chief, Antonio Guterres said the killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is "outrageous" and should not become the "new normal".

Saudi Arabia promised 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Jim Mattis

30 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia promised 'complete' probe of Khashoggi murder: Jim Mattis

Saudi Arabia has promised a "full" investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday following talks with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir in Bahrain.

#KhashoggiKilling: In disappointing-speech, Erdogan goes soft on Saudi, tapes unmentioned

23 Oct 2018

#KhashoggiKilling: In disappointing-speech, Erdogan goes soft on Saudi, tapes unmentioned

Addressing his AK Party in Parliament on Tuesday, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was premeditated.

How this man ordered the killing of Khashoggi via Skype

23 Oct 2018

How this man ordered the killing of Khashoggi via Skype

The murder of Washington Post columnist and dissident Saudi Arabia journalist Jamal Khashoggi has spelled trouble for the Kingdom and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister promises truth from Khashoggi probe

23 Oct 2018

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister promises truth from Khashoggi probe

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister says the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will produce the truth about what happened.

Jamal Khashoggi Death: Abandoned Saudi consulate car found in Istanbul

23 Oct 2018

Jamal Khashoggi Death: Abandoned Saudi consulate car found in Istanbul

Turkish police on Monday found an abandoned car belonging to the Saudi consulate at an underground car park in Istanbul, three weeks after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Kingdom's mission.

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

22 Oct 2018

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it didn't know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him.

US will get to bottom of journalist Khashoggi's death: Trump

21 Oct 2018

US will get to bottom of journalist Khashoggi's death: Trump

President Donald Trump has said the US will get to the bottom of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi case and asserted he would not like to scrap an arms deal with Riyadh, amid a global outrage over the dissident scribe's death.

Trump vows 'severe punishment' in Saudi journo Khashoggi's disappearance

15 Oct 2018

Trump vows 'severe punishment' in Saudi journo Khashoggi's disappearance

US President Donald Trump has vowed "severe punishment" if Saudi Arabia was behind the disappearance of its dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is feared killed at the kingdom's consulate in Turkey.

Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

11 Oct 2018

Senators ask Trump to order probe into missing Saudi journalist

As many as 22 top US Senators have asked US President Donald Trump to order an investigation into Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts and impose sanctions against anyone found responsible for his mysterious disappearance.

Bulgarian journalist brutally raped and murdered for investigating EU corruption?

09 Oct 2018

Bulgarian journalist brutally raped and murdered for investigating EU corruption?

In an incident that has sparked international condemnation, a Bulgarian TV journalist was found brutally raped and murdered in a park at Ruse on Saturday.

Gujarati author-journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma passes away at 84

05 Sep 2018

Gujarati author-journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma passes away at 84

Author and journalist Bhagwatikumar Sharma died at his residence in Surat city of Gujarat today morning, family sources said. He was 84 years old.

Bangladesh: Woman journalist hacked to death by unidentified assailants

29 Aug 2018

Bangladesh: Woman journalist hacked to death by unidentified assailants

A woman journalist of a television channel in Bangladesh was hacked to death with a sharp-edged weapon by some unidentified assailants at her home last night.

Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar dies at 95, Modi expresses condolence

23 Aug 2018

Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar dies at 95, Modi expresses condolence

Veteran journalist and former editor of Indian Express, Kuldip Nayar died on Thursday, aged 95.

Scribe killings: CBI books 3 IPFT-leaders, 300-500 activists in Tripura

01 Jul 2018

Scribe killings: CBI books 3 IPFT-leaders, 300-500 activists in Tripura

CBI has booked three Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) leaders, along with 300-500 members of the political party in Tripura, after taking over the probes into the killings of two journalists in the state last year, officials said.

Trump says journalists should be fearless of being violently attacked

30 Jun 2018

Trump says journalists should be fearless of being violently attacked

Journalists should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job, US President Donald Trump said today, a day after the deadly newspaper office shooting in the Maryland state of the US.

'Mastermind' in Bukhari's killing was running hate blog from Pakistan

28 Jun 2018

'Mastermind' in Bukhari's killing was running hate blog from Pakistan

The investigation into reputed journalist Shujaat Bukhari's murder has revealed major clues. Police have already established the involvement of three terrorists- one Pakistani and two Kashmiri- in his assassination.

Orders for Shujaat Bukhari's killing came from Pakistan: Police

25 Jun 2018

Orders for Shujaat Bukhari's killing came from Pakistan: Police

Police investigating esteemed journalist Shujaat Bukhari's murder have revealed that the orders for the killing had apparently come from Pakistan-based sources, who were unhappy with his efforts to broker peace in the Valley.

Minutes before murder, Shujaat Bukhari said hate-campaign was "getting shriller"

22 Jun 2018

Minutes before murder, Shujaat Bukhari said hate-campaign was "getting shriller"

Minutes before his cold-blooded murder, esteemed journalist Shujaat Bukhari had warned a friend about an online hate-campaign, saying it was "getting shriller."

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari's funeral in Kashmir village

15 Jun 2018

Thousands attend Shujaat Bukhari's funeral in Kashmir village

The skies opened up today as thousands of admirers joined the funeral procession of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari, who was laid to rest in his ancestral village in Kreeri, a day after he was shot dead outside his office in Srinagar.

'Rising Kashmir' hits the stand despite assassination of Editor Bukhari

15 Jun 2018

'Rising Kashmir' hits the stand despite assassination of Editor Bukhari

English newspaper 'Rising Kashmir' published its daily edition today even after losing its Editor-in-Chief Shujaat Bukhari yesterday in an assassination, which also left two of his personal security officers (PSOs) dead.

Hours after Shujaat Bukhari's murder, J&K Police release suspects' photos

15 Jun 2018

Hours after Shujaat Bukhari's murder, J&K Police release suspects' photos

Hours after the murder of 'Rising Kashmir' editor Shujaat Bukhari, J&K Police have released photos of three suspects.

Jyotirmoy Dey murder: Chhota Rajan gets life-sentence, Jigna Vora acquitted

02 May 2018

Jyotirmoy Dey murder: Chhota Rajan gets life-sentence, Jigna Vora acquitted

Gangster Chhota Rajan, currently lodged in Tihar Central Jail, has been awarded life sentence in the 2011 Jyotirmoy Dey murder case.

MP: Truck mows down journalist fighting sand mafia

26 Mar 2018

MP: Truck mows down journalist fighting sand mafia

Reminding yet again that India is unsafe for journalists, a stringer for a news channel was mowed down in broad daylight in MP's Bhind district this morning.

Editor-in-chief of National Herald, Neelabh Mishra, passed away

24 Feb 2018

Editor-in-chief of National Herald, Neelabh Mishra, passed away

Senior journalist and editor-in-chief of National Herald, Neelabh Mishra, passed away today at a Chennai Hospital.

Karnataka: Cops transport journalist's dead body in garbage truck

15 Jan 2018

Karnataka: Cops transport journalist's dead body in garbage truck

The dead body of a local journalist from Gadag district of Karnataka was shifted to a hospital in a garbage truck by the police on Sunday, triggering fury and anger amongst the media fraternity and his family.

Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur-based journalist shot dead by unidentified attackers

30 Nov 2017

Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur-based journalist shot dead by unidentified attackers

In yet another shocking murder of a journalist, Naveen Gupta, who worked with a national Hindi daily newspaper, has been shot dead by two unidentified bike-borne assailants in Bilhaur town of Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur.

Journalist shot dead in Tripura, the second in two months

21 Nov 2017

Journalist shot dead in Tripura, the second in two months

Another journalist was killed in Tripura today, the second in two months. Today's murder was the result of an altercation.

Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana killed in car bomb explosion

17 Oct 2017

Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana killed in car bomb explosion

Prominent investigative journalist-blogger of Europe's Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who accused the nation's government of corruption and fearlessly led Panama Papers investigation, has been killed in a car bomb attack near her Bidnija residence.

Why are Japanese people working themselves to death?

06 Oct 2017

Why are Japanese people working themselves to death?

"Karoshi" or deaths from overworking have been on the rise in Japan.

Five Sanatan Sanstha men linked to Gauri Lankesh murder

06 Oct 2017

Five Sanatan Sanstha men linked to Gauri Lankesh murder

In the latest development in the Gauri Lankesh murder case, five names associated to the right-wing Sanatan Sanstha have emerged as key suspects. Four of them have Interpol Red Notices against them for their alleged involvement in earlier crimes.

Noted writer, journalist Arun Sadhu passes away at 76

25 Sep 2017

Noted writer, journalist Arun Sadhu passes away at 76

Veteran Marathi writer and journalist, Arun Sadhu, passed away this morning at a government hospital in Mumbai; he was 76.

Senior journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead in Mohali residence

23 Sep 2017

Senior journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead in Mohali residence

Senior journalist KJ Singh and his 92-year-old mother were found dead at their Mohali residence in Punjab today.

Tripura journalist murder: Two people arrested, another questioned

22 Sep 2017

Tripura journalist murder: Two people arrested, another questioned

Two men have been arrested in the murder case of Tripura journalist Santanu Bhowmik. Both are members of the IFPT, a group demanding a separate Twipraland.