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 Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP) condemns the rampant misuse of laws and legal processes aimed at curbing the freedom of the press. There have been nearly 60 such instances since the nationwide lockdown in March 2020.
The Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP) expresses its concern over the unprovoked assault by a Government Railway Police official on a journalist of the Nagaland Page in Dimapur. The reporter, Prasanjit Dutta, was beaten up while on his way home from work. The introduction of a communal angle in the assault further aggravated the seriousness of the incident.
We, at the Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP), condemn in the strongest terms the first information report (FIR) booked against Kashmir-based journalist Masrat Zahra under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).