FMP calls for contempt action against police for arresting Teltumbde
Agence France Press photojournalist Tauseef Mustafa, Danish Ismail of Reuters, Aman Farooq of Greater Kashmir and video-journalists Umer Mehraj and Mehrajuddin of Associated Press were barred from entering the Sher-i-Kashmir stadium, where Republic Day was being observed.
Scroll.in reports that security forces barred them due to ‘adverse reports’ on them.
Caravan magazine published a story on Vivek Doval, the younger son of national security adviser Ajit K Doval.
The story claims that Vivek Doval runs a hedge fund based on the Cayman Island—a tax haven that has figured, amongst others, in investigative journalism reports by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), titled Panama Papers and it’s sequel Paradise Papers
The Caravan story claims that NSA Doval had co-written a 2011 paper with RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy for the BJP calling for a crackdown on tax havens.
The Manipur Legislative Assembly has charged a local journalist, Grace Jajo, with breach of privilege for sharing a link to a news report on Facebook. That report pertained to an explanation submitted to the assembly by a news website, The Frontier Manipur, which was earlier charged with breach of privilege. Jajo had shared the article titled “The Frontier Manipur offers explanation on breach of privilege and contempt of House notice” with the comment “Drama from the assembly”.
The Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP) condemns the detention by Manipur Police of the Editor in Chief, Sadokpam Dhiren, and Executive Editor, Paojel Chaoba, of web portal The Frontier Manipur under extremely stringent provisions of law for publication of an opinion piece titled “Revolutionary Journey in a Mess” authored by M. Joy Luwang. All three have been charged under sections of the Indian Penal Code applicable to sedition and of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act applicable to support for terrorist organisations.