This past week, President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan flew to India to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss the countries’ volatile relationship. Tension has accumulated over the past half century, starting with the military three conflicts since independence from British rule in 1947 and the ever-present nuclear threat…Full Article PAKISTAN: Zardari Meets with Indian PM for a ‘Play Date’
Sri Lanka is used to being accused of abusing Tamils, but usually those under attack are their own, not India’s. Sri Lanka appears to be caught up in a publicity scandal in which its Navy has been accused of attacking a ship of 16 Tamil fisherman from India on March…Full Article SRI LANKA: Navy Denies Attacking Tamil Fishermen From India
The International Media Center in Seoul will open on Sunday to fully support more than 10,000 journalists from abroad and at home covering the hotly anticipated two-day Nuclear Security Summit that begins on Monday. A senior official at the Preparatory Secretariat for the summit reports that: “The International Media Center…Full Article SOUTH KOREA: Media Given Whatever They Need for Nuclear Security Summit
What happens when your visa expires and you refuse to leave India? Ask Susan Nathan, a British-born Israeli writer who recently faced this problem head-on. After the expiration of her paperwork, Nathan was issued a deportation notice for violating visa rules by extending her stay in India. However, the author’s…Full Article INDIA: Israeli Author Overstaying Her Welcome?
The Anand Police Department has recently received complaints from Gujarat Christians. And no wonder. The uproar is targeting a monthly Catholic community magazine for its inclusion of a small black and white image of Jesus Christ holding a beer can in one hand and a cigarette in the other. It…Full Article INDIA: Sinful Irreverence?
Three ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are being forced to resign by BJP president Nitin Gadkari due to the recent porn scandal that blew up in the Indian media on February 7th.Full Article INDIA: Ministers Involved in Porn Scandal to Resign
While the main story featured in the Times of India on Sunday night focused on Oprah’s presence at the Jaipur Literature Festival, it was not able to overshadow the buzzing commotion that has surrounded the festival and noted writer Salman Rushdie.Full Article INDIA: Rushdie Tweets But Festival Organizers Don’t Listen
On Sunday, India’s first female photojournalist passed away at a hospital in Vadodara, according to the Times of India, a leading English daily newspaper in India. Homai Vyarawalla, 98, had recently been hospitalized due to a fall from her bed. Vyarawalla was deeply admired and respected by many in India.…Full Article INDIA: Death of a Great Pioneering Woman Photojournalist
As the stylized coding of a tweet might put it: #APositivePerspectiveOfIndia That was the whole point of the recent online conference that the Times of India is calling “the world’s largest tweetathon.” And the successful event looks like further proof, if any were needed, of the revolutionary innovative power of…Full Article INDIA: Young People Tweet — #APositivePerspectiveOfIndia
Last Sunday was a sad day for India as Bollywood Superstar Dev Anand passed away at the age of 88 from a heart attack. The film star and producer took his last breaths on December 3rd while in London for a medical exam.Full Article INDIA: Legendary Bollywood Filmmaker Dev Anand Expires
Upcoming Bollywood horror film “Kaun Hai Waha” has been spooked by an unanticipated reproach from the organization Catholic Secular Forum (CSF), which claims the film is filled with anti-Catholic imagery and symbols.Full Article INDIA: Bollywood Horror-Film Ads Shocks a Catholic Organization
Dr. Vandana Shiva, author, physicist, philosopher, environmental activist and eco-feminist came to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on November 1, 2011 to receive the Navin and Pratima Doshi Bridgebuilder Award…Full Article INDIA: Vandana Shiva Video Interview
This past weekend, a group of reporters at the Mathura das Mathus hospital in Jodhpur found themselves under attack by a group of approximately 25 people. The mob physically assaulted journalists and damaged their equipment. Two reporters received mild injuries and an entire news channel van was damaged.Full Article INDIA: Did the Minister’s Wife Incite Recent Media Attacks?
Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman, Justice Maskeney Katju, recently made statements condemning the Indian media as well as Indian journalists. Such strong sentiments coming from the PCI chief are sparking varied reactions…Full Article INDIA: Famous Justice Stirs the Media Pot
The International Press Institute (IPI) is a global organization comprised of members in more than 120 countriesFull Article INDIA: Two Crusading Magazines Recognized for Excellence