Television

Golden Pen of Freedom awarded to journalists killed in the line of duty

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2015/06/02/tv%20news.jpg?itok=0Yy4qRev

NEW DELHI: The Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), has been dedicated in 2015 to all journalists killed in the line of duty.

?Since 1992, more than 1,100 journalists have been killed just because they brought the truth to light or manifested their points of view,? said World Editors Forum president Marcelo Rech, in dedicating the award during the opening ceremony of the 67th World News Media Congress, 22nd World Editors Forum and 25th World Advertising Forum in Washington.

?The tragedy of this massacre is amplified by a staggering statistic: in nine out of 10 murders of journalists, the authors remain unpunished. Ultimately, this is the fuel that feeds the slaughter: impunity encourages new crimes, tarnishes the whole of society with blood, and denies the right every citizen has to a free press,? Rech said to an audience of more than 900 publishers, chief editors and other senior newspaper executives from around the world.

Statistics from New York based Committee to Protect Journalists show that 87 per cent (approximately 980) of those who have died since 1992 were local journalists. Overlaid with the deadliest countries for journalists during the same period - among them Iraq (166 deaths since 1992), Syria (80), Somalia (56), Pakistan (56) and Mexico (32) - the message is clear: local journalists, likely less well trained, financed, and supported, are covering beats foreign journalists can either no longer access, or to which their news companies are no longer willing to send them. The moral responsibility to better protect colleagues, wherever they may be, is indisputable.

Conflict and war still account for a large proportion of the total number of recorded deaths. Where identifying as ?Press? might once have provided an element of protection, in the years since records began the dangers of doing so have become significant. Overall, 426 journalists have died covering war while an estimated 224 have lost their lives in combat or crossfire situations. A further 146 journalists were killed on dangerous assignments.

Of particular note for WAN-IFRA and its community, 51 per cent of all deaths recorded since 1992 have involved journalists working in print media.

WAN-IFRA has presented the Golden Pen of Freedom since 1961 to recognise the outstanding action, in writing or deed, of an individual, group or institution in the cause of press freedom.

An exceptional award made to honour fallen colleagues and focus the international spotlight on the issue of safety and impunity for journalists worldwide, the dedication of the 2015 Golden Pen of Freedom to Journalists Killed in the Line of Duty aims to send a powerful message to the perpetrators of crimes against the media, as well as to legislators and those with the power to enact better laws and enforce stronger protections for news gatherers around the world.

?There is no freedom without freedom of expression. And there is no freedom of expression without protection and safety for the practice of journalism. That is why we are here today, to celebrate freedom, and to reaffirm our commitment to all those killed in the line of duty that we will not falter, we will not let their sacrifice be in vain. Our answer will be now and always, to strive for the highest ideals of journalism: to denounce all forms of injustice and thus to contribute to a more peaceful and to a free world,? said Rech. 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/24/sky.jpg?itok=Cv6PmVnx
Comcast outbids 21st CF in Sky deal with $40 bn offe

US cable giant Comcast made a winning bid against 21st Century Fox and the Walt Disney Co for European pay-TV operator Sky by offering nearly $40 billion. The rare three round auction was managed by UK's Takeover Panel.  

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/24/dnpa.jpg?itok=zISgvoTn
Comment: DNPA formation raises key questions & upsets independent publishers

“When it comes to rain making, not all followers are equally valuable. Some people have a lot more influence than others,” said Areva Martin, author and autism expert, in `Make It Rain!: How to Use the Media to Revolutionize Your Business & Brand’.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/22/rv.jpg?itok=F7QrH1aA
Untapped TV audience of 100 mn for international channels

The International Television Research Group (inTV) and GlobalWebIndex compared internet users aged 16-64 who watch any of the international TV channels such as BBC News, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, CNN, Euronews, Eurosport, France 24, National Geographic Channel, Sky News and TV5Monde channels at...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/22/zee.jpg?itok=BLz1u0z9
Zeel channels continue to rule Hindi channels; Colors, Star Maa return to across genres list

BENGALURU: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi GECs Zee Anmol and flagship Zee TV were once again ranked second and third in Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC) weekly list of top 10 channels across genres for week 37 of 2018 (Saturday, 8 September 2018...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/22/Colors_Bangla1.jpg?itok=BJ2UigU_
Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu market witness no change in BARC week 37

Colors Bangla and Jalsha Movies swapped their third and fourth positions in the Bengali space in the BARC data’s week 37. Big Ganga and Bhojpuri Cinema exchanged their first and second positions in the Bhojpuri segment. In the Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu market, no changes were observed....

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/22/Republic-TV.jpg?itok=enRQxZQz
Republic TV leads English news in BARC week 37

NDTV 24x7 stood at fifth position in the English news genre according to All India BARC data week 37. No changes were observed this week in the English business news genre. Aaj Tak continued to lead in Hindi news genre (U+R). Moreover, Aaj Tak and ABP News also continued to dominate in Hindi news...

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/21/divya.jpg?itok=CNzzoXs2
ALTBalaji appoints Divya Dixit as Senior Vice President, Head of Marketing

Balaji Telefilms has recently been integrating great leadership talent from across the board to spearhead the business and become a powerhouse. Further fortifying its leadership at ALTBalaji - India’s largest platform for original and exclusive digital content, the company announced the appointment...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/21/dsport.jpg?itok=hnh7hjMh
DSport to broadcast Laver Cup from 21-23 September

DSport will bring live action from the second edition of Laver Cup, a men's tennis tournament between teams from Europe and the rest of the world to be held in Chicago from 21-23 September 2018.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/09/21/dnpa_0.jpg?itok=cmsK3D6w
India’s top media companies announce formation of Digital News Publishers Association

Amidst a plethora of industry bodies and sectoral alliances in the Rs. 1.5 trillion Indian media and entertainment sector, another such organization today took birth. It has been christened the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA). 

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories