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World Press Freedom Day 2017: From death threats to bans to beheading, how free is press?
03.05.17 - Chanchal Chauhan*

From death threats to bans, from censorship to beheading by the terror groups such as ISIS, journalists all over the world have been through and go through a lot, each day. With all the news of curbing press’ right to know, to say it out loud and to pass it on to the general public, the question every year we all face is how free is the press if every day we know there are attacks happening on them while they exercised their profession?

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed unwavering support to the freedom of media, saying it is essential in democracy. "World Press Freedom Day is a day to reiterate our unwavering support towards a free & vibrant press, which is vital in a democracy. In today’s day & age, social media has emerged as an active medium of engagement & has ...
  


Communities and nations are formed by symbols.
25.02.16 - Amandeep Sandhu

I am sure the bhaktas and the BJP will maintain a long silence over this, but that is exactly why problems in Punjab fester and blow out of proportion: why was the Sikh regiment not part of the Republic Day parade?
 
The Punjab CM Badal, whose party SAD is based on panthic issues and seeks to represent Sikh causes has now written to the PM calling it 'sad and regrettable'. The Congress has jumped into the fray calling it a 'grave omission'. The Sikhs are upset and as happens with issues related to Sikhs the grievance is pouring in from UK and the Diaspora. The reason alleged is that the French premier was the chief guest and Sikhs in France have been contesting French laws which disallow turbans in schools. India did not want to displease the French.
 
The BJP is in partnership with the SAD in Punjab and their marriage is ...
  



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