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Govt bans photojournalists entry to cover R-Day in J&K

Submitted by admin on 29 January 2019

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.

NSA Ajit Doval’s Sin files criminal defamation against Caravan magazine

Submitted by ushinor on 21 January 2019

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. 

Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic Launch

The Internet Freedom Foundation in partnership with the Foundation for Media Professionals is pleased to announce the launch of the Digital Patrakar Defence Clinic - a weekly, pan-India pro bono clinic to assist journalists facing legal threats and illegal actions. We invite journalists from across India to join us virtually (on Zoom) this Sunday at 11am and chat with our expert lawyers! We look forward to hosting you and making our work safer.

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