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Journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa who was fondly known as Papu, passed away recently at the age of 99. He was an ardent follower of Gandhian principles and a Khadi activist. Patil Puttappa had also served as a former Rajya Sabha member. He remained as a strong representative of Kannada and had received several prestigious awards ..

Rajdeep Sardesai wins 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for political reporting

Veteran journalist and consulting editor at India Today TV, Rajdeep Sardesai has been conferred with the prestigious 2019 Prem Bhatia Award for Outstanding Political Reporting on 11th August at the India International Centre in New Delhi. He won the award for his commentary on 2019 General Elections. The award is given in memory of veteran ..

Kyaw Soe Oo chosen for 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize

Journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone (Myanmar) has been chosen for 2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize. Both laureates are serving 7-year prison sentences. At the time of their arrest in Yangon on 12 December 2017, they were working for the Reuters news agency, reporting on alleged human rights violations in Myanmar’s state of ..

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange got arrested in London

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks was taken into custody by London’s Metropolitan Police on 11th April, 2019, at the Ecuadorian Embassy. This charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to 12 months. Julian has been accused of stemming from his alleged role in what the US Justice Department calls “one of the largest compromises ..

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi named as Time magazine’s “Person of Year”

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October 2018 at his country’s embassy in Istanbul, has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for his work in journalism along with other journalists who faced politcal persecution for their work. Time Magazine referred to Khashoggi as a “Guardian of the Truth”. The magazine ..

The New York Times and The New Yorker win 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service

The New York Times and The New Yorker have jointly won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service on April 16 for explosive reporting that brought down Harvey Weinstein and spawned a cultural watershed on the issue of sexual harassment. The prestigious prize was awarded to the Times team led by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey ..

Gauri Lankesh become first person from India to win Anna Politkovskaya Award

Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was shot dead in Bengaluru on September 5, 2017, has been awarded a prestigious global Anna Politkovskaya Award, which is given in the memory of a slain Russian reporter and political activist. With this, she became the first person from India to receive the honour. Lankesh shared the award with ..

Sanjaya Baru named as new secretary general of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Dr. Sanjaya Baru has been named as the new secretary general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He will assume the charge from September 1, 2017 and will succeed A Didar Singh.