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Press freedom hits lowest point in 13 years, says report

May 25, 2017
Only 13 per cent of people worldwide enjoy ‘free press’, says US-based Freedom House. Global press freedom has hit a 13-year low, threatened by US President Donald Trump's media bashing and restrictions pursued by both democratic ...MORE >

Karthik Balakrishnan is CEO, Printers Mysore

May 25, 2017
The Printers Mysore, the family-owned publisher of Deccan Herald and Prajavani newspapers and Sudha and Mayura magazines, have announced the appointment of Karthik Balakrishnan as chief executive officer, with a mandate to transform the legacy publisher into a digital-era media group. Balakrishnan, 44, ...MORE >

In Mexico, 104 journalists killed since 2000

May 25, 2017
The calls come often now: another body discovered, broken and left in rags, felled by bullets. They surface at daytime, midnight and dawn, the deaths keeping to no clock. Members of the tribe gather to ...MORE >

Sustainability of investigative journalism a challenge

May 25, 2017
Protecting Journalism Sources in the Digital Age is a new global study produced by WAN-IFRA for UNESCO that examines the growing risks confronting forms of journalism dependent upon confidential sources and whistleblowers. It finds ...MORE >

Initiative to develop journalist creativity, efficiency

May 25, 2017
WAN-IFRA has been selected by the European Union’s Framework for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, to help facilitate the transfer to market of a new toolkit for modern journalism. The Inject project unites 14 partners in ...MORE >

Here are the European Digital Media Awards winners

May 25, 2017
WAN-IFRA's Digital Media Awards are presented in several regions around the world during the year. Each year, all regional winners are subsequently entered into competition for the annual World Digital Media Awards, which this year ...MORE >

Mathrubhumi shades news columns black

May 25, 2017
Mathrubhumi, the Malayalam language daily, showed its solidarity with journalists on May 3, World Free Press Day. The newspaper, with a daily circulation of about 1.5 million copies black-shaded the news columns on its front ...MORE >

Free press under threat in country: Justice A.P. Shah

May 25, 2017
Underscoring the need for journalists not to allow news to become a market-driven product, former judge Ajit Prakash Shah said there has been an increase in instances of the commodification of the country's news media. ...MORE >

Printers Mysore launches new press in Davangere

May 25, 2017
The Printers (Mysore), publishers of Deccan Herald and Prajavani, on Wednesday launched its new state-of-the-art printing press at Harihar in Davangere District. With the commissioning of the facility, Deccan Herald readers in the central Karnataka ...MORE >

Indian Express scribes bag ACJ Journalism Award

May 25, 2017
Shyamlal Yadav and Jay Mazoomdaar of The Indian Express have won the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) Award for Investigative Journalism for 2016. They received the award for their series of stories on ‘One-rupee Jan Dhan trick’, ...MORE >