In Modi’s India, journalists face bullying, criminal cases and worse

By Annie Gowen CHANDIGARH, India — Rachna Khaira was a little-known crime reporter in a gritty industrial town in northern India until the first week of January, when she wrote a story that exposed a major privacy breach in a nationwide database of more than 1 billion Indians. Officials were not amused by her sleuthing and filed a police complaint that accused Khaira, her newspaper …

ABP Anchor & Managing Editor Allegedly Asked To Leave After Doing Fact-Check Of PM’s Mann Ki Baat

Recently, ABP news has been garnering a lot of attention because of the resignation of their two top editors. The first resignation was that of the ABP News Network Managing Editor Milind Khandekar, followed by fellow journalist Punya Prasun Bajpai. The series of events happened apparently after Punya Prasun Bajpai show Master Stroke did a fact check on claims made in …

Media watchdog urges India to protect journalists

By ASHOK SHARMA | Associated Press NEW DELHI –  A media watch group on Wednesday expressed serious concern at “an alarming deterioration in the working environment of journalists in India” and demanded that the government ensure the safety of journalists who are feeling threatened. Reporters Without Borders said in a report that at least three journalists were killed in India in …

Media watchdog urges India to protect journalists

By Ashok Sharma | APJuly 4 NEW DELHI — A media watch group on Wednesday expressed serious concern at “an alarming deterioration in the working environment of journalists in India” and demanded that the government ensure the safety of journalists who are feeling threatened. Reporters Without Borders said in a report that at least three journalists were killed in India in …

Nobody’s Protecting India’s Bravest Journalists

  I had the resources to survive a campaign of online hate — but other reporters have been far less fortunate. BY RANA AYYUB Kashmiri Muslims carry the coffin of slain journalist Shujaat Bukhari during a funeral procession at Kreeri, India on June 15, (TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images) Two days after I’d written in the New York Times about being the target of an online hate …

Indian authorities must bring killers of Shujaat Bukhari to justice

Indian authorities must bring killers of Shujaat Bukhari to justice Indian authorities must ensure that there is a thorough and credible investigation into the murder of Shujaat Bukhari, founder and editor of the English-language daily Rising Kashmir, and bring the killers to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Bukhari was shot and killed today in Srinagar city, in Indian-controlled …