Dainik Jagran lit fest faces boycott over Kathua rape fake news

Patna : Several poets, writers, theater activists and journalists have boycotted Hindi daily Dainik Jagran’s literature festival “Bihari Samvadi” on Saturday to protest against its repeatedly publishing a news story claiming the eight-year-old Kathua victim was not raped. They have also appealed to fellow writers not to participate in the two-day event. Bihari Samvadi, the first […]

Malaysia okays 6-year jail term for fake news

Kuala Lumpur : The Malaysian government has pushed a law through Parliament that makes “fake news” punishable by a maximum six-year jail term following days of heated debate. The Anti-Fake News Bill 2018, which sought to formulate a new law to stop the spread of fake news which could threaten the country’s political stability and undermine […]

Journalist bodies flay Centre over fake news order

New Delhi : Several journalist associations on Tuesday attacked a central government order that threatened to take away the accreditation of journalists who were found propagating fake news. But following widespread criticism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered to withdraw the order earlier in the day. The order issued on Monday night said that a journalist’s accreditation […]

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Rahul targets PM over I&B Ministry’s ‘fake news’ order

New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over an order – subsequently withdrawn – that threatened to take away accreditation of journalists found propagating fake news, saying there was a loss of control and panic was setting in. “Sensing mounting anger on the ‘fake news’ notification, the […]

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Modi withdraws order threatening scribes over fake news

New Delhi :  After widespread criticism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday withdrew within hours his government’s order that threatened to take away the accreditation of journalists found propagating fake news. “(The) Prime Minister has directed that the press release regarding fake news be withdrawn and the matter should only be addressed in the Press […]