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 …

eep Sardesai Threatened With Police Complaint For Inviting Activist Nandini Sundar To His Show

By Adrija Bose In a letter, threatening to file a police complaint against Sardesai, LRO called Nandini Sundar a ‘naxal worker’. In a letter sent to veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, a group that calls itself Legal Rights Observatory (LRO) has threatened to file a police complaint and take legal action against him. LRO has taken exception to Sardesai’s choice of …

Eleven Journalists Killed, 46 Attacked, 27 Cases of Police Action: Report on Press Freedom 2017

From Gauri Lankesh’s murder to defamation suits, attacks on the media have become commonplace. New Delhi: The ‘India Freedom Report: Media Freedom and Freedom of Expression in 2017’ by The Hoot confirms with data what an alarming year 2017 was for journalists, including photographers and stringers, reporting from different parts of the country. Last year saw 11 journalists murdered, the reason for …

In photos: Journalists protest in Delhi condemning attacks on media

    On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, several journalists in Delhi on Monday staged protests against the recent spate of violence against the media. The protestors formed a human chain to condemn the attack on journalists. At least four journalists in Delhi and Noida have so far filed police complaints, saying they had received death threats on …

Why Was Gauri Lankesh Killed?

By Sudipto Mondal A candlelight vigil to protest the killing of the journalist Gauri Lankesh in Hyderabad, India, this month.CreditMahesh Kumar A./Associated Press BANGALORE, India — On the evening of Sept. 5, I got a call from my wife, a fellow journalist. “Gauri Lankesh has been shot outside her house,” she said. “She is dead.” Ms. Lankesh, 55, was the editor …

Why Was Gauri Lankesh Killed?

By Sudipto Mondal BANGALORE, India — On the evening of Sept. 5, I got a call from my wife, a fellow journalist. “Gauri Lankesh has been shot outside her house,” she said. “She is dead.” Ms. Lankesh, 55, was the editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike, a weekly newspaper, which she published from Bangalore, India, in the southern state of Karnataka. I drove …

Whoever killed Gauri Lankesh, it is clear that India continues to be deadly for journalists

Indian and international bodies have noted how attacks on journalists in the country tend to be carried out with impunity. The brazen killing of noted journalist Gauri Lankesh, by unidentified gunmen outside her house on Tuesday, has already drawn comparisons to the murder of scholar MM Kalburgi in a similar fashion two years prior. It has also inspired much speculation …