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Tag: Journalists

Loka Seva Bhawan (State Secretariat)
After two years, Odisha Govt throws open Secretariat gates to scribes, public

Following widespread protests and long-standing demand from all quarters, the Odisha government on Tuesday decided to allow public and journalists to enter State Secretariat (Loka Seva Bhawan) from April 18.

79% Afghan Journalists Gave Up Profession To Survive

The Journalists Foundation of Afghanistan said that mediapersons in the country are going through the worst economic situation as 79 per cent of them have lost their jobs and resorted to other professions to make money and survive, Khaama Press reported.

CJI Ramana
'Dancing On Razor's Edge': CJI On Journalists' Work In Present Time

Yet, he stressed, "it is an extremely satisfying profession to pursue. It is often said that the legal profession is a noble profession. I can state that the journalist's job is as noble and is an integral pillar of democracy. Like the legal professional, a journalistAalso needs to have a strong moral fibre and moral compass. Your conscience is your guide in this profession".

Odisha Lok Seva Bhawan
BVP Warns To Drag Odisha Govt To High Court Over Barring Journalists From Lok Seva Bhavan

The Bharatiya Vikash Parishad president, Surendra Panigrahi told reporters that the organisation will write to the President of India, the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister urging them to take action against the State government for the dictatorial order.

Journalists Protest At Malkangiri Against Police Excess
Muzzling FoS: Protest Grows Against Police ‘Excess’ On Journalists In Malkangiri

More than 300 journalists from Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and undivided Koraput district took out a protest march and sat on dharna in front of the SP office in Malkangiri demanding unconditional release of the scribes.

Myanmar Court Sentences US Journalist To 11 Years In Jail
Myanmar Court Sentences US Journalist To 11 Years In Jail

He is the only foreign journalist to be convicted of a serious crime since the army seized power in February, ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Journalists From Philippines, Russia Given Nobel Peace Prize
Journalists From Philippines, Russia Given Nobel Peace Prize

Ressa in 2012 co-founded Rappler, a news website that has focused critical attention on the (President Rodrigo) Duterte regime's controversial, murderous anti-drug campaign, the Nobel committee said.

Fake News By Web Channels In Odisha
Fake News Menace: Media Must Self-Regulate To Keep Black Sheep Out

The irony could not have been starker. Web portals/channels in the business of dispensing news have, of late, themselves become news; and for all the wrong reasons!! In the last few months, there have been a spate of cases where self-styled ‘journalists’ owning or working for web portals/channels, making mincemeat of journalistic ethics, have indulged in activities that would put professional criminals to shame.

UP Govt Announced Rs 10 Lakh Aid For Family Members Of Scribes Who Died Due To COVID-19

In a bid to encourage and honour the tireless and unparalleled contribution of journalists, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 10 lakh financial aid for family members of scribes who died due to COVID-19.

Google India Offers New Courses For Scribes

New Delhi: Data journalism, reverse visual search and mobile journalism are among the new courses that the Google News Initiative announced on Monday. The new courses are designed to help newsrooms continue innovating, Google India said. The Google News Initiative India Training Network was launched in 2018 and along with the Google News Lab, this […]

Govt Restores All Existing Visas With Immediate Effect Barring Electronic, Tourist, Medical Categories
MHA Permits Foreign Journalists Holding J-1 Or J-1X Visas To Visit India

New Delhi: Foreign nationals holding journalist (J-1) visa and their dependents holding J-1X visa were on Tuesday permitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to visit India. The ministry also directed the concerned authorities to restore with immediate effect J-1 or J-1X visas of foreign nationals which have been suspended. However, if the validity […]

Column: Scribes Must Unite To Fight Boorish Behavior By Politicians

By Sandeep Sahu “Power”, as Lord Acton has said famously, “corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” But there are other things that power does to human beings as well: making them arrogant, for one. To paraphrase Lord Acton, “Power makes people arrogant and absolute power makes them absolutely arrogant.” This truism was in evidence for […]

Sabarimala: Protesters clash with police, women turned back

Sabarimala/Nilackal (Kerala): Protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple clashed with police and heckled women journalists as the pilgrimage season opened on Wednesday, with no woman in that group making it to the hill shrine despite police assurances. Shortly before the famed temple opened at 5 […]

#MeToo:Journalists protest in Delhi, say sexual harassment at workplace non-negotiable

New Delhi: As the #MeToo movement intensifies in the country, a group of journalists Saturday held a protest here expressing solidarity with their women colleagues who have come out and demanded proper implementation of the prevention of sexual harassment act to ensure dignity at workplace. The protesting journalists also sought immediate action against those facing […]

Odisha starts health insurance scheme for journalists

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday launched “Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana” for working journalists. The health insurance scheme for working journalists will be implemented with effect from June 1, 2018. In the first phase, as many as 3,233 working journalists from across the state will get health insurance coverage up to Rs […]

Press freedom down, 3 journalists killed in 2018: Report

New Delhi: Press freedom in India has deteriorated in 2018 and three journalists have been killed in the first four months, media watchdog The Hoot said, stating that “journalists continue to be vulnerable”. The number of killings documented by the Hoot report for the first four months was the same as in the whole of […]

MP Nagendra vents anger on scribes for talking to Collector first

Sambalpur: BJD MP from Sambalpur Nagendra Pradhan today berated TV journalists as they sought the byte of the Collector first during Veer Surendra Sai’s birth anniversary celebration here in the city today. “Tell me, who is more important? People’s representative or bureaucrat? Is Chief Secretary important or Chief Minister? Who are the TV journalists to […]

Does Rishi Kapoor think journalists attend events for 'Muft ki daru...'?

New Delhi: Rishi Kapoor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch on Thursday evening of a book on his late father, the legendary Raj Kapoor, in spite of an invitation from the publisher. What was supposed to be a special event, graced by the five children of Raj Kapoor, turned out to be […]

Journalists slam government 'control' over press

New Delhi: A number of journalists and activists on Tuesday attacked the Narendra Modi government for breeding an “environment of fear” among the press. At a event titled ‘Safeguarding the Constitution: Are the Pillars of Democracy Crumbling’, the panelists decried “muzzling” of the press’s freedom and the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh in Bengaluru. “….(Prime […]

Ryan murder: Police officer suspended for baton-charging journalists

Gurugram: A police officer was suspended on Monday for using force against journalists covering a protest outside the Ryan International School here over the murder of a seven-year-old student, authorities said. “Inspector Arun Kumar, chief of Sohna police station has been suspended with immediate effect for his lapse in duties,” a senior official said. At […]

Journalists to be awarded for outstanding achievement

Bhubaneswar: Media professionals in Odisha will be recognised for their outstanding contributions through the Media Excellence Awards by the Media@Change forum in a ceremony in the capital city on September 21. The award is presented to recognise the growing importance of work being done by print, broadcast (television and radio) and online news services professionals […]

He takes newspaper way to get into Guinness Records

Newspapers might be the bread and butter of journalists but for Shashanka Shekhar Dash, these sheets of paper hold the ticket to  name and fame. Aiming to get certified  by the Guinness Book of World Records, Dash also known as the paperboy, has been collecting newspapers of various languages from across the world. A native […]

Journos turn good Samaritans, handle 'insane' woman with dignity

Bhubaneswar: On Monday, it was a different experience for some print and electronic media journalists, who found a nude woman on the streets of the capital city here, offered her some clothes and later handed over to the police. The woman later seemed insane, police said. During their routine coverage of events, some journalists spotted […]

Odisha announces health insurance for working journalists

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced Rs 2 lakh health insurance for the working journalists across the state besides enhancing minimum advertisement rate for small and medium newspapers. The announcement was made by information and public relations department B K Arukha at the state secretariat here. All the scribes covered under the Odisha State Working […]

Sri Lanka invites journalists who fled country to return

Colombo:The Sri Lankan government Saturday invited all journalists who fled the country due to various threats to return and engage in their profession independently. Gayantha Karunathilaka, the new minister for mass media, issued the invitation while addressing reporters as he assumed office, News.lk reported. The minister said the culture in state media deteriorated under the […]