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Tag: Journalist

Taliban Threatening To Rip Out Journalists' Tongues
Taliban Threatening To Rip Out Journalists' Tongues

The International Federation of Journalists also raised concerns on the status of media in Afghanistan, saying at least 318 media outlets have closed since the fall of the Western-backed government in 33 of 34 provinces in Afghanistan.

Journalist Attacked In Bhubaneswar
Journalist Attacked In Bhubaneswar For Resisting Mobile Phone Snatching Bid

A journalist working as a senior editor with an Odia daily was reportedly attacked with an iron rod on the head and robbed of his mobile phone while he was out on a morning walk near Unit-8 Delta square in Bhubaneswar this morning (October 1).

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Web Channel Chief Arrested
Web Channel Promoter In Bhubaneswar Arrested For Extorting Businessman

Bhubaneswar police on Monday arrested the Chief of a web channel for his alleged involvement in torture and extortion from a businessman last month

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Olympian Dutee Chand Files Case Against Journalist, Seeks Rs 5 Cr In Damages

Ace sprinter and Olympian Dutee Chand sued a web-journalist and an RTI activist to the tunes of Rs 5 Cr for causing her mental stress resulting in underperformance at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

Journalists Detain MLAs In Kendrapara
Scribes In Odisha ‘detain’ 5 MLAs During Protest Against Excess By Lady Cop

Five MLAs were detained by a group of journalists in Kendrapara who were protesting a thrashing of a web-reporter by a woman police constable

Watch: IAS Officer Thrashes Journalist During Block Poll Coverage In UP
Watch: IAS Officer Thrashes Journalist During Block Poll Coverage In UP

Amid reported incident of violence in Uttar Pradesh on the voting day for block panchayat chief polls on Saturday (July 10), a journalist, Krishna Tiwari was allegedly beaten up by Chief Development Officer (CDO) Divyanshu Patel and some unidentified men in Miyaganj of Unnao district.

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Arrest Of Arnab Goswami: Journalist Fraternity In Odisha Slams Maha Govt, Mumbai Police

Bhubaneswar: The media fraternity of Odisha strongly condemned the treatment meted out to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami by Mumbai Police, and has extended its solidarity towards Republic Media Network after the former was arrested today in an abetment to suicide case of 2018. As per reports, over a dozen officers of the Mumbai Police […]

Journalist Attacked
Journalist, Camera Crew Attacked By Forest Employees In Puri, 2 Suspended

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The Divisional Forest Officer of Puri on Sunday suspended two forest employees on charges of manhandling a journalist and his cameraperson. The suspended forest employees have been identified as Balighai Forester Tapan Nayak and Forest Guard Biraja Mohapatra. According to sources, a reporter and camera crew of a news channel had gone to Puri […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 308 in Inida, positive cases at 9,152
25 Staff Of Private Tamil News Channel Test COVID-19 Positive

Chennai: As many as 76 people tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, including at least 25 working for a Tamil  television news channel here and the tally in the state stood at 1,596, authorities said. One person, meanwhile, died today and the aggregate number of deaths due to COVID-19 climbed to 18. […]

Column: ‘Access’ vs. ‘Independence’: A Scribe’s Perennial Dilemma

By Sandeep Sahu Access to the ‘powers that be’ is the staple that no journalist can do without. In fact, the pecking order of a hack is often determined by the number of ‘contacts’ and ‘sources’ s/he has in high places. But ‘access’, as any journalist with reporting experience would tell you, don’t come gratis. […]

Saudi Arabia sentences 5 to death over Khashoggi killing

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death for their role in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in 2018, the public prosecutor said on Monday. In a press conference, spokesman for the public prosecutor Shalan al-Shalan explained that three other convicts received a total of 24 years in jail for […]

'Salman Khan abused & assaulted me', alleges journalist

Mumbai: A television journalist from Mumbai has lodged a criminal complaint against Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his associates on charges of assault, threat, abuse and others, a lawyer said here on Tuesday. Ashok S. Pandey, the Maharashtra head of JK24x7 news channel, has filed the criminal case before the 10th Court, Andheri, against Khan, […]

One more arrested in LS candidate obscene video case

Keonjhar: Police have arrested another journalist in connection with an obscene video featuring a Lok Sabha candidate that went viral. The arrested journalist Simanchal Patra of OTV has been suspended from the news channel. OTV clarified that it has no direct or indirect connection and Simanchal’s role could be at personal level. “Another person, Simanchal […]

Journalist Jajati Karan’s ‘Traditional Healers’ bags 1st prize at National Film Festival

Bhubaneswar: Senior journalist from Odisha Jajati Karan has won the first prize in the third National Film Festival on Rural Development held in Hyderabad recently by the Government of India’s National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR). Karan received a cash award of Rs 30,000, a trophy and citation. Among 90 shortlisted films […]

Op-Ed: We Odias should be proud, not ashamed, that we are tolerant

Let us put the state government aside for a moment and stop doing a post-mortem of what it did or didn’t do, whether it did right or wrong, what it could have and couldn’t have done and so on. Here is a poser for every English reading Odia who happens to read this piece. Should […]

Abhijit Iyer seeks time till tomorrow to submit affidavit before House panel

Bhubaneswar: Journalist Abhijit Iyer-Mitra deposed before the House Committee of Odisha Assembly today in connection with the derogatory remarks made by him on the Konark Sun Temple and his comments on legislators. However, Iyer who was supposed to submit an affidavit in connection with the case has sought time till tomorrow to furnish the same. […]

Abhijit Iyer seeks apology for derogatory remarks

Bhubaneswar: Already in the eye of a storm for his derogatory remarks on Odisha, Sun Temple and MLAs, Delhi-based journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra today failed to turn up before the House Committee constituted by Odisha Assembly to probe breach of privilege motion moved against him. In an email sent to Odisha Assembly speaker, Iyer sought […]

Derogatory remarks row: Abhijit Iyer Mitra granted conditional bail

Bhubaneswar/Delhi: Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra who was arrested by police in Delhi earlier today on charges of making derogatory remarks on Odisha, has been granted bail. Delhi Saket Court granted conditional bail to Iyer till September 28 on a surety of Rs 1 lakh and has directed him to depose before Konark Police Station after […]

Abhijit Iyer’s derogatory remarks on Odisha draw flak

Bhubaneswar: Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra’s derogatory remarks on Odisha have drawn intense criticism. Mitra was criticised for a tweet which he had tweeted on November 16, 2017, and in which the scribe wrote: “Odisha was discovered by Bengali explorers, who called it “OriShala!!! And it was named Orissa”. He also wrote that Jagannath temple was […]

Journalist Ruben Banerjee’s ‘Naveen Patnaik’ released in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The first-ever biography of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik written by Editor of Outlook Ruben Banerjee was released today at Bhubaneswar club here by former Police DGP Amiya Bhushan Tripathy. Starting from his entry into politics to gaining “Mr. Clean” image to the Pandian controversy, the biography covers major aspects of Naveen Patnaik’s life and […]

Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist behind murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari: police

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Naveed Jatt along with two local terrorists murdered senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari here on June 14, police sources said on Wednesday. Naveed Jatt is a Pakistani who escaped from police custody from a Srinagar hospital on February 6 this year. “The other two terrorists involved in this terror murder are locals […]

Kolkata press club condemns killing of Bukhari

Kolkata: The Press Club, Kolkata on Thursday joined the media fraternity in protesting against the brutal killing of renowned Journalist and editor of ‘Rising Kashmir’ Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar. Describing Bukhari as a respected and courageous journalist, the club in a statement said his independent views were highly visible in the social media also. “He […]

Senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari shot dead in Srinagar

Srinagar: Senior journalist and Editor-in-Chief of English daily “Rising Kashmir” Shujat Bhukhari was on Thursday shot dead by militants outside his office here, police said. State police chief S.P.Vaid said that it was around 7.15 p.m., the Iftar time, that Bukhari came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car when […]

Nine journalists among 41 killed in Afghanistan suicide bombings

Kabul/Kandahar: At least 30 people, including nine journalists, were killed as two suicide bombers blew themselves up in quick succession in the Afghan capital on Monday. Hours later, another suicide bomber struck in Kandahar province killing 11 madrassa students. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the Kabul bombings where French news agency AFP’s […]

Op-Ed: Can Journalists be 'Schooled'?

There comes a time in everyone’s life when one cannot help feeling a little inflated. And let me confess today was one such moment for me. Addressing a motley crowd of journalism students, some of them older than me, at the Odisha State Open University in Sambalpur was certainly a privilege for someone who has […]

Drunk cop attacks TV journalist in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A journalist of a private news channel was attacked by a police officer in an inebriated condition today in the State Capital. The accused cop has been identified as Ramakant Patra , IIC of Talabania police station in Puri. Using unparliamentarily languages, the officer was found kicking and punching the reporter when the scribe […]

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To End ‘Paid Media’, Consumer Must Pay for News

These days, the term ‘paid media’ is used in abandon – and more often than not by people who know nothing about the working or economics of the media business. Fake, motivated reports, pictures and videos from dubious sources are shared liberally on social media by people with the mandatory comment “Paid media will never […]

Journalist arrested on charges of blackmailing Uttar Pradesh BJP leader

Ghaziabad: Senior journalist Vinod Verma was arrested for allegedly blackmailing a BJP leader in Chhattisgarh here early on Friday. The Chhattisgarh Police raided the journalist’s residence at Indirapuram along with the Uttar Pradesh Police and recovered 500 compact discs (CDs), a pen drive and Rs 200,000 in cash. Inspector Sushil Dubey said the Chhattisgarh Police […]

Renowned journalist, writer Arun Sadhu passes away

Mumbai: Noted writer Arun Sadhu, who straddled the worlds of literature and journalism with equal elan, passed away here early today at a hospital following a heart condition. He was 76. Sadhu breathed his last at the Sion Hospital, where he was admitted yesterday for a heart ailment. He was in a critical condition and put […]

Musical tribute to Gauri Lankesh in Delhi

New Delhi: Around two weeks after Gauri Lankesh was gunned down at her Bengaluru residence, people from the media, activists, friends and admirers paid rich tributes to the slain journalist and activist here. Known for her fearless attitude, Editor of weekly Kannada magazine “Gauri Lankesh Patrike”, Lankesh vehemently opposed communalism and was a staunch critic […]

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Journo accused of abetting suicide of jawan gets bail

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a woman journalist booked for abetting the suicide of an army jawan and also under the Official Secrets Act after observing that prima facie no offence is made out against the accused. Justice Revati Mohite Dere on April 26 granted anticipatory bail to Poonam Agarwal, […]

Media has misinterpreted my statement: Bhartruhari

New Delhi: Senior BJD leader and Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahatab today said the statement he had given recently that the BJD would consider to make an alliance with Congress has been grossly misinterpreted in the media. “Let me make my stand very clear. The news regarding my statement on this issue which has been published […]