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Press Council of India

The Press Council of India is a statutory body responsible for adjudicating the press in India. It was formed in 1966 by an act of parliament. What is the Press Council of India? The Press Council of India is a self-regulatory body for the press. It operates on a principle similar to that of democracy ..

Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research

To mark the centenary year celebrations of the birth of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has decided to institute two awards in the field of journalism. These awards will be called the ?Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Award in Space Science, Technology and Research?. Who was Vikram Sarabhai? Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was one ..

Matri Shree Media Awards

Twenty-nine journalists from print and electronic media were felicitated with Matri Shree Media Awards for their contribution towards journalism. About the Awards The Matri Shree Media Awards were established during the days of Emergency in 1975. From then the awards have been conferred annually to 25 outstanding candidates in print journalism and electronic media. From ..

55 journalists killed since May 2018: IPI

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD-2019), Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) said in its latest report that as many as 55 journalists have been killed since May 2018. Press freedom globally is under intense and growing pressure, as illiberal-minded governments seek to shut down critical voices and, in many cases, deliberately erode ..

2019 edition of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD)

The World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is observed every year on 3rd May as an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom, assess the state of press freedom throughout the world, defend the media from attacks on their independence, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of ..

Cyril Almeida wins 2019 IPI World Press Freedom Hero award

Pakistani journalist Cyril Almeida has won the World Press Freedom Hero award of The International Press Institute (IPI) for his critical and tenacious coverage of the civil-military relations in Pakistan. Almeida is an assistant editor and columnist at Pakistani daily ‘Dawn’ & is currently facing sedition charges in the country. The IPI is a global ..

India ranked 140th in 2019 World Press Freedom Index

India has slipped two places to rank 140th among 180 nations in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index (WPFI), report released by Reporters Without Borders (RWB), an international NGO based in Paris. The report notes that attacks against journalists by supporters of the ruling BJP increased in the run-up to the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.The ..

N Ram appointed as president of Alliance for Media Freedom (AFMF)

Narasimhan Ram, chairman of THG Publishing Private Limited, has been appointed president of the Alliance for Media Freedom (AFMF), a cross-media advocacy and action group of media organisations, promoters and journalists. The Alliance is dedicated to work for the cause of media freedom, media independence and the safety of the last journalist. It has adopted ..