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Caution: Saffronisation of Doordarshan and All India Radio

Enable GingerCannot connect to Ginger Check your internet connectionor reload the browserDisable in this text fieldRephraseRephrase current sentenceEdit in Ginger×THE National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ) and the Delhi Union of Journalists, in a joint statement on March 16, have expressed serious concern at the virtual capture of India’s Prasar Bharati, which runs both the Doordarshan and All India Radio, by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), through its own news agency, Hindustan Samachar.

Journalists Bodies Slam BBC Office IT ‘Searches’ As Ominous

THE National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ) and the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) joins the Editors’ Guild of India in expressing concern at the ‘searches’ /’surveys’, conducted by the IT department on BBC offices in Delhi and Mumbai on February 14, as ‘ominous’.They are of the firm opinion, that indeed a new era of undeclared press censorship and curbs on independent journalism is spreading to curb all forms of independent thinking aimed to numb all forms of dissent.

DUJ-KUWJ Slam Curbs on Journalists

THE Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Kerala Union of Working Journalist (KUWJ) Delhi Unit, in a joint statement on July 28,  have expressed serious concern,  both at the curbs on Kashmiri journalist Aakash Hassan, who was ‘barred’ from flying to Sri Lanka for coverage and the arrest warrant against journalist Ravi Nair in an Adani defamation suit.

Journalists Condemn Murder

INDIAN journalists, over a hundred of them, from different parts of the country, have sent a letter to Naftali Bennett, prime minister of Israel through the Israeli embassy in Delhi on May 16, strongly condemning the 'murder' of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh who was shot in the face while she was reporting a raid by Israeli soldiers from Jenin. The letter said that the shocking assassination – described as such by Al Jazeera – again underlines the Israeli government's inability to accept independent journalism that speaks the truth.

Journalists Question Government’s Silence on Pegasus

DELHI Union of Journalists (DUJ), in association with the Press Club of India, met on August 7 to discuss the topic “From Defamation to Sedition to Pegasus” organised by the National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ).Senior advocate and analyst Sanjay Hegde, said India was now becoming one of the most unsafe countries for independent journalists. “The modus operandi of the government has assumed a certain gradation -if you can't shut down people with defamation then shut them down with sedition," he said.Propaganda is the order of the day.

DUJ Calls Out Attacks on Journos

THE Delhi Union of Journalists once again drew attention to the repeated attacks on journalists in states across the country. In a statement issued on April 5, it deeply regretted the growing antagonism towards media persons who are simply doing their job.  Kashmiri photojournalist Qisar Mir who was covering a gunfight, along with other journalists, near Pulwama on April 2, 2021 was kicked from behind by a police constable. Another pointed a pellet gun at the journalists. The incident was captured on video by a journalist.

DUJ Condemns Arrest of Journalists from Singhu Border

THE Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement issued on January 31, has expressed alarm at the way journalists Mandeep Punia and Dharmendra Singh were picked up from the Singhu border last night while reporting on the farmer protests.Dharmendra Singh of Online News India was, reportedly, released this morning after being made to sign a bond of good behaviour. Details are not yet available.Mandeep Punia, an independent journalist who reports frequently for the Caravan and Janpath, had shot a video regarding police action at Singhu two days ago.

DUJ Condemns Lockdown of Kashmir Times Office

THE sudden locking of the Kashmir Times office in Srinagar by the Estates Department on October 19, has left journalists stunned. The action comes on the heels of the arbitrary eviction of the Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin from her residence. The Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement issued on October 20, has condemned these actions of the government that are clearly aimed at stifling the free press.DUJ  notes that Kashmir Times journalists were not permitted to take out their computers and other professional equipment before the eviction.

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