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Resolution adopted in National Convention Against Assault on Journalists

Resolution adopted in the concluding session of National Convention Against Assault on Journalists September 22-23, 2018 Constitution Club of India, New Delhi This convention that pooled in journalists from all over the country has amply made it clear that journalists who are writing against anti-people policies of the State are in grave danger today. Such journalists have been murdered, assaulted and oppressed in myriad ways by the State machinery. The situation remains same irrespective of which political party is in power. The unholy nexus of politicians, mafia and police has made it much difficult for journalists working in small towns, suburban areas and remote villages to perform their job. It is to be noted that almost each and every organisation that claims to protect the interest of journalists has become dormant. Their concerns have changed fundamentally. If a journalists complaints of any oppression in his organisation, nothing comes out of it neither he

For Endorsement: Journalist Sandhya Ravishnkar's letter to Chennai CP on threats and intimidation

Chennai journalist and member of this group Sandhya Ravishankar has been facing numerous threats and intimidation for her stories against illegal sand mining . Over the last few weeks, the threats and intimidatory tactics have intensified. She has filed complaints with the Chennai Police Commissioner but no action has been taken as yet. The letter is addressed to the Chennai CP seeking immediate action on her complaints. Pls endorse it.

Releasing: Compilation of cases related to assault on journalists

Media is often referred to as the fourth estate or the fourth pillar of democracy after executive, legislature and judiciary. It not only holds the government into account but also provides easy access to information to the citizens of a country. But in the last few years, Indian media has shifted its role from being a watchdog keeping the government in check to  a “pro-nationalistic” and propagandists entity. On top of that, the increase in the attacks on journalists in the past few years have further shrunken the already small percentage of factually correct, critical and analytically unbiased opinions and news reports. India slipping from 136 to 138 in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index is an illustration of increasing violence against journalists. Gauri Lankesh’s murder and the increase in online threats using the same as an example adds another variable to the equation complicating the situation of freedom of press in India. The blatant and outrageous way in which Gauri’s murd

Releasing updated convention schedule and poster with CPJ logo

Convention Video on Jantar Mantar Live

Witness Patricia Mukhim, a journalist from Meghalaya in NCAAJ

Straight from Organisers: Why the need to organize this convention

Jagendra Singh: A journalist murdered by political mafia in UP

Rajdev Ranjan: The journalist who was killed in Bihar for exposing a politician

Releasing the first Social Media Postcard: Shujaat Bukhari

Releasing the Convention Schedule and list of speakers

The detailed list of sessions, speakers and chair for the National Convention Against Assault on Journalists is being released now. These names are not final and are subject to changes till the last hour. CAAJ is contacting journalists from all over the country who have faced suppression of any form in the last few years and need to speak out.

Formal announcement of National Convention Against Assault on Journalists

The formal announcement for the National Convention Against Assault on Journalists was made on Friday, September 7th, 2018 by a Facebook invite and releasing the invite cover photo and page cover of the convention. All are invited to the Constitution Club of India, New Delhi on September 22-23, 2018 who believe in press freedom and uphold the right to report freely without fear of intimidation and persecution. For confirming your presence see the FB event invite below.

म्‍यांमार में रायटर्स के पत्रकारों को सात साल की कैद के खिलाफ CAAJ का वक्‍तव्‍य

नई दिल्‍ली 5 सितम्‍बर, 2018 म्‍यांमार में गोपनीयता कानून का उल्‍लंघन करने के आरोप में रायटर्स समाचार एजेंसी के दो संवाददाताओं को 3 सितंबर, 2018 को सुनायी गई सात साल के कारावास की सज़ा सर्वथा निंदनीय है।

Constituents of CAAJ

In a meeting called for constituting CAAJ in the Press Club of India, almost two dozens representatives of various groups participated and gave suggestions regarding the National Convention against Assault on Journalists.