The Unfazed Mission of Truth Telling

The Unfazed Mission of Truth Telling

On the 2nd of October, 2016, almost at the height of the intense uprising and mass protests, Kashmir Reader was summarily banned by the Government. The ban was peremptory and brusque and the reason(s) flimsy and cooked to suit those who probably felt and deemed that the newspaper was against their preferred narrative. The fact […]

On the Ban on Journalists

On the Ban on Journalists

Against the backdrop of an altercation between a doctor and a journalist in the premises of the SMHS, the principal of the Government Medical College(GMC), Kashmir, has banned the entry of journalists in hospitals. There is a caveat here: journalists can enter hospital premises only after seeking permission from Medical Superintendents of hospitals. In effect, […]

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 […]

Freedom of the Press: An Intrinsic Good

Freedom of the Press: An Intrinsic Good

The 3rd of May is celebrated as the World Press day to commemorate the freedom of the press and expression.  The level, depth and intensity of press freedom, in many ways, determines and reflects the level and capaciousness of freedom in a given state or society. This freedom could be said to constitute a political […]

World Press Freedom Day: ‘The state’s attitude towards journalists is pejorative’

World Press Freedom Day: ‘The state’s attitude towards journalists is pejorative’

Srinagar: World Press Freedom Day, observed every May 3, reminded journalists in Kashmir of the many restrictions and risks they face in their work. Seasoned Kashmiri journalist Yousuf Jameel said that “invisible coercion” continues to be exerted on the media and the state’s attitude towards journalists is “pejorative”. “Officially there is no censorship imposed on […]

Working the Press

Working the Press

It’s been consistently argued that everything important that happens in Kashmir is reported in the local press, and thus it is free. People living here have always contested this claim, but even it is taken to be true examining the context in which reportage is handled is the most important aspect. The job of the […]

Guild condemns propaganda unleashed on Kashmir dailies

Guild condemns propaganda unleashed on Kashmir dailies

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) on Wednesday condemned the efforts by vested interests aimed at questioning the credibility of Kashmir media corps, especially the newspapers being published from Srinagar. The KEG spokesman stated that it considers mudslinging on some of the institutions and editors as a deliberate attempt to play the old game ‘give the […]

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