UN experts ask govt to protect journalist Rana Ayyub from online threats

A group of UN human rights experts has expressed concern over continued threats to journalist Rana Ayyub, calling on the Indian government to urgently take steps to protect her and ensure the threats against her are promptly and thoroughly investigated. “We are highly concerned that the life of Rana Ayyub is at serious risk following these graphic and disturbing threats,” …

An Indian journalist has been trolled for years. Now U.N. experts say her life could be at risk.

By Siobhán O’Grady In September 2017, journalist Gauri Lankesh was about to walk through her front door in Bangalore, India, when a helmeted motorcyclist shot her in the head and chest — killing her before she got inside. Her assassination sparked protests across India and drew attention to her work as a critic of Hindu nationalism and the publisher of an anti-establishment weekly newspaper. The day she …

Watch: Ravish Kumar has been given death threats. Here is his conversation with Kunal Kamra

‘Mass media has always been used to distract people. But its scale has gone up.’ Play Television journalist Ravish Kumar has consistently been the target of attacks from those who do not care for his anti-establishment stance. Now, as the video report below shows, these have escalated to direct threats to kill him, made by an emboldened group of people …

An Indian journalist has been trolled for years. Now U.N. experts say her life could be at risk.

Indian journalist and author Rana Ayyub looks on during the launch of her self-published book “Gujarat Files” in New Delhi on May 27, 2016. (Chandan Khanna/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) By Siobhán O’GradyMay 26Email the author In September 2017, journalist Gauri Lankesh was about to walk through her front door in Bangalore, India, when a helmeted motorcyclist shot her in the head and chest — …

Indian court forbids screening of investigative documentary

Indian court forbids screening of investigative documentary The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed concern over the Delhi High Court’s decision to bar the release of the second part of an investigative documentary about news outlets allegedly being willing to accept money in exchange for favorable coverage. The court yesterday issued an injunction that forbids the screening of Operation 136: Part …

For women in the press like Rana Ayyub, it’s scarily easy for online threats to turn physical

BY SHREYA ILA ANASUYA After fake tweets and fake videos, Rana Ayyub was doxxed, her personal details, phone number and address, were posted with the intention to threaten and even attack her. On 22 April, prominent journalist Rana Ayyub received word of a comment circulating on Twitter that had been falsely attributed to her. The handle on which it appeared …