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China jails former lawyer for 4 years over posts about govt’s struggle with Covid

Zhang Zhan's posts included a video of hospital hallways lined with patients on oxygen and another suggesting that people had been charged for virus tests they expected to be free.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar | Photo: ANI

Avoid drama & sensation, good news is also news, I&B Minister tells budding journalists

Prakash Javadekar tells new IIMC students not to chase TRPs, highlights Modi govt’s achievements as an example of good news that should also be published.
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How Covid has worsened attacks against journalists in Kenya

Kenya has a long history of using repressive laws to silence and punish journalists. The coronavirus made it worse.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Nation wants to know if there is more to Republic TV besides Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami broke the cardinal rule of journalism — you don’t make yourself the news.
Indian newspapers

Humble headline? No, it’s a weapon for media, Facebook, Google, your WhatsApp group

We have a problem. Most of us Indians don’t read articles beyond the headline and we are having a tough time distinguishing report and opinion.
File photo | Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Facebook/ImranKhanOfficial

The number of journalists killed in Pakistan is declining. But something worse is happening

If PM Imran Khan wants the world to believe his liberal credentials, his government must transparently investigate attacks against journalists.
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More Indian journalists prefer to tweet than go on the field to report — it suits the govt

A reporter can write only on the area of their expertise, but a hashtagger will deliver on anything from Bastar to US elections — with equal aplomb.
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Why journalism today needs more of the likes of Harold Evans

In an age when the word 'news' is often preceded by the word 'fake,' UK’s Sunday Times editor Harold Evans' life was proof of the enduring value of the fourth estate.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan govt seen getting intolerant of criticism as journalists face treason cases

Bilal Farooqi of Express Tribune, Asad Ali Toor of Samaa TV and former AAJ news anchor Absar Alam are facing sedition charges for allegedly defaming Pakistan Army and govt.
Indian newspapers

Editors in Modi’s India have two choices — speak up or give in to intellectual slavery

The press, which is the fourth pillar of Indian democracy, is not given the same status as the other three pillars today. Journalists have to make their choice.

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