Journalists in Kashmir: Friends of None and Foes of All?

Journalists in Kashmir: Friends of None and Foes of All?

By Irshad Aziz Journalism plays a key role in every society. It is one of the basic pillars of society. A strong and vibrant society is identified by its strong and unbiased journalism. Serious and sober journalists work hard and take life risks to cover true stories and uncover falsehood.. Kashmir is one of the […]

Kamran Yousuf sent to one-month judicial custody

Kamran Yousuf sent to one-month judicial custody

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday sent two men, including a freelance photo-journalist, to judicial custody for a month in connection with an alleged case of stonepelting in the Kashmir Valley. District Judge Poonam A Bamba sent Javed Ahmed Bhat from Kulgam and Kamran Yusuf from Pulwama to jail till October 17 after they […]

NIA should come clear on Kamran Yousuf: AI

NIA should come clear on Kamran Yousuf: AI

Srinagar: The Amnesty International (AI) India on Wednesday asked the National Investigating Agency (NIA) to come clear on the charges levelled against photojournalist Kamran Yousuf who was arrested last week. Shailesh Rai, Senior Policy Advisor at AI India, said, “The reason for (Kamran’s) arrest does not seem to be public. NIA needs to reveal under […]

Gauri Lankesh’s Killing: Murder of a Liberal Voice

Gauri Lankesh’s Killing: Murder of a Liberal Voice

By Ashraf Lone The murder of a journalist and activist, always fighting for the cause of the poor, marginalised and tribals, Gauri Lankesh on 5th of September in Bengaluru has once again brought a focus on the sorry state of affairs in Indian society. It has also put the BJP in a line of bother […]

Dangerous Times

Dangerous Times

It is in conflict zones that journalists are usually killed. Often times, this is because information is a political and tactical tool in conflicts. The managing of information, the planting of information, a rumour let loose here, an incident suppressed there, these are all resources for parties in and to a conflict o turn the […]

Journalism in Perilous Times

Journalism in Perilous Times

These are perilous, parlous and precarious times for honest and non partisan journalism. This assertion is validated and corroborated by the murder of an intrepid and feisty journalist, Gauri Lankeshwar, a few days ago. Closer home, a photojournalist Kamran Yusuf has been slapped with charges of being a stone-pelter and is in the crosshairs of […]

Journalists protest thrashing of colleague

Journalists protest thrashing of colleague

Handwara: As a mark of protest against Sopore police, journalists from print as well as electronic media protested in front of the office of the SSP Handwara on Monday morning. Carrying placards with the slogan, “Stop harassing media”, the journalists were protesting the thrashing of fellow scribe from Hanwara, Javed Zargar while on his way […]

Journalist thrashed in Baramulla

Journalist thrashed in Baramulla

Srinagar: A journalist from Kupwara was thrashed by police in Sopore on Sunday in Watergam area of district Baramulla. Javid Zargar of Handwara was on way to Baramulla when a police party stopped his vehicle near Watergam and thrashed him. Javid told Kashmir Reader that the policemen thrashed him after they heard he was a […]

Police thrash journos in Sopore

Police thrash journos in Sopore

Baramulla: Two journalists were thrashed while others were abused and chased away by police on Friday in Sopore. The journalists were covering protest that broke out after Friday prayers in the town.  While journalists were covering the protest, a posse of police led by station house officer (SHO) Sopore reached the spot and thrashed two […]