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South Asian journalists decry attacks on media persons

May 26, 2020 New Delhi, India (Matters India) The South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN) on May 26 bemoaned a pattern of official and corporate arbitrariness against media in the region. As examples, the network cited detention of media professionals in Bangladesh, attacks on journalists in Punjab, and the dismissal of a pregnant reporter in …

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SAMDEN Protests Detention of Jang Group Editor, Legal Action Against The Wire

“This report was factually correct and a matter of record, yet the police has made it the basis for a criminal case,” South Asia Media Defenders Network said about the recent FIR against The Wire. New Delhi, April 04, 2020 (The wire) South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN) has protested the detention of Pakistani editor …

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Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination: Journalists’ network SAMDEN appeals to NHRC seeking swift probe into killing

Denouncing the brutal killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, SAMDEN, a network of editors and media practitioners, on Friday urged the NHRC and the Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission to push for swift investigation into the case. (firstpost.com) June 23, 2018 New Delhi: Denouncing the brutal killing of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari, SAMDEN, a …

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Gauri Lankesh murdered: South Asia Media Defenders Network demands swift probe in journalist’s death

An informal association of editors expressed sadness and anger at the gunning down of the leading of journalist Gauri Lankesh outside her home in Bengaluru on 5 September. Sept 07, 2017 (firstpost.com) New Delhi: A group of editors, writers and media professionals from South Asia, the UK and Australia have joined demands seeking swift action in …

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