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INDIA: Congress plays down Sonia's Press Club meet

Congress party spokesperson says meeting with Press Club of India officers was because of the club's requests and with no regard to who the officers are

INDIA: Magazine office in Prabhadevi ransacked

Six men barge into 'Society' magazine's office, throw computers off tables, break windows, and shout slogans about Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray

INDIA: Tripura editors agitate against low ad rates, arrested

Tripura Newspaper Society secretary says with absence of corporations in the state and low advertisement rates, the government's plan to cut government advertising will adversely affect employees in newspaper industry

SRI LANKA: Lanka jails scribe for 20 yrs for 2 articles

Activists say government is using journalist as an example to intimidate other reporters and editors

INDIA: Sonia 'joins' Press Club, stirs row

Press Club of India officers use meeting with Congress party chief to counter dissident members

INDIA: Director files plaint against TV channels

Director files defamation lawsuit against two television channels that aired a hidden camera video recording of him

BANGLADESH: Info commission waits for office space, rules

Chief information commissioner also says current budget is inadequate for implementing Right to Information law and a new budget proposal has been submitted

INDIA: Cut out celebrity trivia from world news pages

Minister of state for external affairs encourages newspapers to expand international news coverage in content and amount

BANGLADESH: Journos give deadline

Journalists demand security for reporters and arrest of criminals who attacked Narasingdi Press Club

INDIA: Four FM channels for city soon

Local FM radio stations, 3G mobile phone service and WiMAX wireless broadband are among the projects Ludhiana's member of parliament plans to bring to the city

BANGLADESH: HR violations against journos go unpunished

Activist says "lack of solidarity among journalists" is primary problem in pursuit of justice for human rights violations against journalists

BANGLADESH: Goons again attack Narsingdi Press Club, 4 injured

Criminals ransack press club twice in one week, stealing a television, computers and furniture

PAKISTAN: Afghan journalist shot dead near Khyber Pass

Shamshad television's bureau chief in Pakistan, an outspoken Taliban critic, was killed after unknown assailants waylaid his bus

BANGLADESH: 'Stop harassing journos'

Journalists groups condemn discrimination of journalists who have differing political views from the government

PAKISTAN: Jaswant sacking makes news in Pakistan

Along with reports in various newspapers, a 'Dawn' editorial says Indian politician Jaswant Singh's situation is similar to Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah's

PAKISTAN: Brickbats for Manmohan in Pak media over terror

Newspaper editorials criticize India's prime minister of pandering, rather than of raising awareness, when he said terrorist groups in Pakistan are planning to attack India

PAKISTAN: 'Major saab' and his tome are the toast of Pakistan media

Newspapers and television channels side with Indian politician after his party expelled him for writing favorably about the founder of Pakistan

INDIA: Anand scribe among two more arrested

Editor of 'Sardar Gurjari' newspaper charged with financing murder of Charotar Education Society chairman

PAKISTAN: TV journalist gunned down in Mardan

Aaj TV correspondent dies after being ambushed and shot at outside his workplace by unknown assailants

NEPAL: FNJ condemns misbehaviour against journalists

Deputy superintendent of police curses at two journalist and forces them out of his office for writing negative news reports about him

INDIA: Were sting journos also 'middlemen' for MPs?

Journalists charged as middlemen in scam, although police charge sheet acknowledges the two were posing as members of a fake business association for a sting operation

BANGLADESH: Implement RTI law properly for good governance

Speakers at organized event say government should inform the public about their right of access to information so Right to Information Law can be beneficial

INDIA: Media needs to introspect on its role

Activist cites media reports that have had negative impacts on instances of communal violence across the country

PAKISTAN: Pakistani journalist being held mysteriously in US

Recently hired Voice of America reporter was among the many journalists targeted by Taliban militants while he resided in northwest Pakistan

BANGLADESH: Don't overplay reports on Bangabandhu

Authorities ask state-run BTV and Bangladesh Betar to rein in coverage of the nation's founder and to run standard programming on National Day of Mourning

INDIA: Case against journalists who 'stung' 11 MPs

Journalists charged with abetting scam for pretending to be part of a business association and approaching middlemen

INDIA: MNNIT to start community radio station

Community radio station aims to provide technical education to students, housewives, skilled and unskilled laborers, and small traders around Motilal Nehru National Institue of Technology

BANGLADESH: Media key building block in democratic dev

U.S.-funded local journalism organization hosts three-day training session on "Ethics and Standards in Journalism"

INDIA: Cop pays for 'challenging' powerful scribe

Journalist alleges circle officer fired gun outside his home, while officer says it was a businessman involved in an altercation with the journalist who fired shots into the air

BANGLADESH: Information Commission to expand operation soon

Media Commission, Bangladesh organizes discussion on Right to Information Act, pledges to "work as a bridge" between media and government to ensure safe environment for journalists

PAKISTAN: 'Good riddance but battle far from over'

The country's English-language newspaper editorials share positives, concerns about death of Taliban leader

INDIA: 'Future of print media remains bright'

Noted journalist also tells aspiring journalists to be proficient in more than one language

PAKISTAN: Lawyers at it again, assault journalists at LHC

Journalists hold rally to protest lawyers' assault on reporters and cameramen following court hearing pertaining to a previous attack

BANGLADESH: Business journalism training takes off in Savar

Experts from the BBC, 'Financial Times,' 'Financial Express' and Associated Press develop training modules to teach basic financial reporting to 15 journalists

BANGLADESH: Training course on TV news presentation ends

Thirty-eight participants attend training course that emphasized techniques and qualities of a good news presenter

INDIA: No ban on media

Deputy commissioner and JNNURM special officer Manivannan overturns Mysore City Corp.'s media ban for review meetings

INDIA: Importance of media stressed

At seminar, air marshal says media plays important role in counter terrorism operations

INDIA: Speakers to share views on role of media

Seminar on role of media in war and terrorism will discuss topics such as changing the nature of conflicts, intra-state conflicts, security, and media ethics

PAKISTAN: Lawyers attack newsmen in Lahore

Lawyers retaliate against reporter and cameraman for filming footage of them attacking a policeman a day earlier

BANGLADESH: Media-business trust in the spotlight

Media analyst says entrepreneurs should help train business journalists since business journalism has direct connection to development of private sector

BANGLADESH: Newsmen attacked in two districts

One reporter was beaten for writing about Bangladesh Chhatra League activities, while two others were beaten for writing about drug dealers near Barisal Textile Institute campus

BANGLADESH: Stick to professional ethics

Information minister says media mishandled coverage of the BDR mutiny in February, asks journalists to "be committed to the country as well as its people"

INDIA: HC restores gag order on Tamil mag

Madras High Court makes interim ruling in case between 'Junior Vikatan' and Union minister Raja

INDIA: Mayor against banning media

Mysore mayor says he will discuss the ban at next Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission review meeting

INDIA: Not media trial, but for public good

Supreme Court allows television sting operations in the context of public interest, but leaves guidelines to media organizations

BANGLADESH: Journo, 2 others killed in Bogra

A NTV correspondent died when a car crashed into a bus

INDIA: 'Media should support cause of social justice'

Dharwad deputy commissioner says media plays important part in disseminating information and forming public opinions

INDIA: Plan to give more power to Indian Press Council

Indian Press Council president says amendments will make it more "convenient to implement the rules connected to media"

INDIA: Speaker imposes media curbs on Assembly premises

Legislative Assembly speaker says due to complaints, videographers and photographers are limited to the media point in the Assembly room

INDIA: Bar Council seeks live telecast of court cases

Bar Council chairman says live telecasts of high court and Supreme Court proceedings will "ensure discipline"

BANGLADESH: Law suit mulled to gag media

'Daily Star' and 'Prothom Alo' editors' latest defamation charge comes from Beximco's vice-chairman

BANGLADESH: Salman hits out at Star, Alo

Vice-chairman of industrial conglomerate says reports by 'Daily Star' and 'Prothom Alo' about Beximco Group are "vicious propaganda"

INDIA: HC vacates gag on magazine obtained by Raja

Madras high court judge says privacy of elected officials "gets circumscribed" for sake of citizens' right to know

BANGLADESH: 'RTI Act to help ensure accountability'

Speakers at meeting for ensuring Right to Information accountability call on the government to strengthen the information commission

BANGLADESH: Prankster fools media

Private television stations air erroneous tip claiming that a cabinet reshuffle will occur soon

INDIA: Course in electronic media for visually-impaired

Community radio station at University of Pune will provide teaching assistance in the form of staff lectures and practical sessions

PAKISTAN: Pakistan daily hails peace efforts

'Dawn' newspaper commends joint statement issued by India and Pakistan's prime ministers

BANGLADESH: Burglary at Ctg Prothom Alo office

Burglars stole money and ransacked all cabinets and drawers in newspaper's office

BANGLADESH: HC exempts Prothom Alo editor from appearance

High Court fixes hearing date for contempt rule issued against 'Prothom Alo' editor and associate editor

BANGLADESH: One held for attacking Star journo in Rajshahi

Case lodged against leader of attack, who was arrested, his mother and 25 other people

INDIA: BSP leader files suit against Hindi daily

Former member of parliament also demands apology from Hindi newspaper

INDIA: Tweets keep city updated

Mumbai locals use Twitter to post and learn information about flooded roads and traffic jams ahead of news channels

BANGLADESH: 'Star' reporter's house attacked in Rajshahi

Stepson of former Rajshahi City Corporation councilor leads attack on journalist who complained about his "anti-social" behavior

INDIA: 'Das manipulated media during Lok Sabha polls'

Three prominent Hindi newspapers published "stories" of BSP general secretary Akhilesh Das that blurred the lines between news, commentary and advertising

BANGLADESH: Call to stop repression on journos

Journalist groups organize a rally urging the government to reinstate journalists that lost their jobs and to implement the 7th wage board

BANGLADESH: Killers of journos to be tried

Information minister promises during an award ceremony that the government will take measures to stop the torture and intimidation of journalists

INDIA: TOI Online is world's No.1 newspaper website

'Times of India' website had 159 million page views in May 2009, while second-place U.K. newspaper 'The Sun' had 142 million page views

INDIA: Live telecast of question hour in council soon

Bihar legislative council will follow its state assembly in airing live broadcasts of its question hour proceedings

INDIA: 'Police, scribes two sides of same coin'

Karnataka superintendent of police says journalists should write about the police department's achievements and not only its failings

INDIA: TMC's magazine receives a Special Jury Award

Thane Municipal Corporation's monthly magazine receives award in its first year back after a 23-year absence

BANGLADESH: Information Commission formed

Government official says recruiting manpower for the commission and the release of funds are underway

INDIA: Phatak withdraws media gag

Municipal commissioner agrees to withdraw media briefing rules as long as reporters' association issues guidelines

INDIA: Summons to channel

Foreign television news channel violates court order prohibiting media from printing or airing news on evidence or witnesses connected to the case against the Mumbai terror attackers

INDIA: TOI photographer identifies Kasab

Photos taken by a 'Times of India' photographer of two gunmen from the Mumbai terror attack were also shown in court

BANGLADESH: RTI Act comes into effect today

President's office receives six names from selection body for three-member information commission responsible for enforcing RTI Act

INDIA: Work of 100 photojournalists on display

Photos displayed range from political leaders to wildlife, from protests to festivals

BANGLADESH: Info commission within a few days

Thirty lawmakers participate in Right to Information workshop to discuss how to change the secrecy mindset of government officials before implementing the law

BANGLADESH: 'Try killers of Humayun Kabir Balu'

Mourners commemorate death of 'Dainik Janmabhumi' editor, who was murdered in a bomb attack in 2004

INDIA: Blend spiritualism, morality in work, journalists told

Monks of Ramakrishna Mission encourage journalists to understand the value of spiritual journalism

INDIA: Bloggers get together to share ideas

Bloggers' conference held presentations and discussions on such topics as blogging trends and earning an income through blogs

INDIA: 'Focus on constructive journalism'

'Rakno Konkani' editor says because of the influence and long-term impact of a news article, journalists should be careful on how they write

INDIA: Radio programme for, of and by the visually-impaired

Program aims to give visually-impaired students professional training on technical aspects of radio industry

INDIA: Bloggers' meet to focus on new trends

Bloggers discuss role of blogging in society, personal lives

INDIA: Journalist dies after cardiac arrest

B.S. Venkatalakshmi served in government's department of information and publicity for 15 years, founded 'Charchegondu Chavadi' magazine

INDIA: Journos must abide by my rules, Phatak tells mayor

Mumbai mayor tries to intervene but civic chief refuses to withdraw six-point guideline for media briefings

INDIA: Woman claims she was kidnapped by 'fake' journalist

Complainant used to work for newspaper that once ran a column by supposed journalist

INDIA: First community radio station run by women

Station will have 10 kilometer broadcast coverage and reach nearly 30 villages

INDIA: DoPT agrees to disclose all file notings under RTI

DoPT Minister Chavan says differences have been sorted out and ministry will disclose remarks made by officials and ministers during file movements

INDIA: PHED wakes up after TOI expose

A senior engineer at the Public Health and Engineering Department says water quality tests will be run in response to a 'Times of India' report

INDIA: Prasar Bharati gets notice for 'arbitrary' selection of anchors

Petitioner alleges public television broadcast station selects news anchors based on favoritism and nepotism

INDIA: Radio Mirchi remains hottest station

Radio Mirchi is preferred by over half of the radio listeners in Bangalore

BANGLADESH: 'Media can play vital role to stop acid violence'

Workshop speakers call on journalists to help acid survivors lead normal lives

BANGLADESH: Rights should start from grassroots

Right to Information conference concludes with law minister promising provisions of the law will be applied for the best results

BANGLADESH: Two held for beating journo

ATN Bangla correspondent reporting on cadre misdeeds files a case against his attackers

BANGLADESH: Govt firm to implement RTI Act

Prime minister recommits to establishing a "corruption-free public administration" after passage of the RTI Act

BANGLADESH: Strong information commission sought

Information minister promises to form commission to implement Right to Information law

BANGLADESH: Bulbul elected IPI board member

International Press Institute elects 'Daily Sangbad' and 'The Hindu' editors as board members for 2009-13 term

INDIA: Journo training for poor kids

World Vision India holds two-day journalism and photojournalism training program for teens

INDIA: CIC moves PM against plan to amend RTI

Former activist and current information commissioner asks prime minister to clarify what amendments were proposed for the RTI Act

INDIA: Harish Khare appointed PM's media advisor

Khare is a senior associate editor and chief of bureau at 'The Hindu'

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