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).