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Former BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta denied bail despite deteriorating health conditions

Partho Dasgupta is currently admitted at JJ Hospital by Taloja jail officials and is in a very critical condition.

British regulator fines Republic TV for telecasting a debate exposing Pakistan-sponsored terrorism

The order claimed that the Republic Bharat show contained statements which amounted to hate speech against, and was abusive and derogatory about, Pakistani people on the basis of their nationality.

Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami withdraws his anticipatory bail plea in ‘assault on woman cop’ case

An FIR was registered against Arnab Goswami for allegedly assaulting an on-duty lady police office during his arrest in abetment to suicide case

Shocker from Maharashtra as both Houses pass resolution deciding to not respond to SC notice in Arnab Goswami case: Details

Both Houses of Maharashtra State unanimously passed resolution not to response to notice or summons in Arnab Goswami case

China retains top position in global rankings on countries with maximum number of imprisoned journalists

China had topped last year's rankings as well. The country is known for imposing stringent restrictions on press freedom

Mumbai Police arrests Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani in TRP case, channel issues national appeal to courts to intervene

The arrest of Khanchandani comes just a month after the Mumbai Police had arrested and assaulted Republic TV chief Arnab Goswami in another 2018 suicide case.

Iran executes a journalist on the charges of inciting and aiding the 2017 protests against the Iranian government

Journalist Rohullah Zam was accused of helping govt protests against Iran govt by sharing timings of protests on his website and telegram channel

Abetment to suicide charge not established in FIR: Massive victory for Arnab Goswami as SC delivers scathing statements

A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee stated that the FIR by Maharashtra government does not establish the charges of abetment of suicide against Arnab Goswami.

Did Kerala govt hurriedly pass anti-media law anticipating criticism over underreporting of COVID-19 deaths? Read details

Volunteer group records every Covind-19 related death in Kerala, and finds its around 43% more than official death figures for the state

Communist govt in Kerala passes ordinance that can get anyone arrested for criticism of anyone on any media platform: Read details

The ordinance gives unbridled powers for law enforcement agencies in Kerala to curtail freedom of press and arrest anybody

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