June 10, 2021 Find out more RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Newspaper reporter Chandan Tiwari (right) was found beaten to death on 29 October in the state of Jharkhand, a state adjoining Chhattisgarh, where TV cameraman A. N. Sahu, was gunned down the next day. Both states have long been Maoist guerrilla strongholds (photo: Archives – Indian Ministry of Home Affairs – RSF). Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued an “incident report” in July about the threat to India’s position in the World Press Freedom Index because several of the indicators used to calculate a country’s ranking, including the “acts of violence against journalists” indicator, have registered a marked deterioration in India since the start of the year. RSF_en News Receive email alerts In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survival March 3, 2021 Find out more India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Indian authorities to shed all possible light on the murder of Chandan Tiwari, a journalist based in a rural area of Chatra district, in the eastern state of Jharkhand, who was beaten to death after receiving threats in connection with his reporting. to go further April 27, 2021 Find out more Aged 32 and a reporter for the Hindi-language newspaper Aaj, Tiwari had filed two reports with the police in the past six months about the threats he had received. His father said that in the most recent complaint, two months ago, Tiwari had reported fearing reprisals by members of the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC), a Maoist splinter group he had criticized. News Organisation India is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in the 2018 Index but, with the number of journalists killed this year now standing at six, it is likely to fall even further in the 2019 Index. Abducted by men on a motorcycle on the morning of 29 October, Chandan Tiwari was found beaten unconscious several hours later in a forest about 100 km from his home, and was pronounced dead when his body was brought to a hospital. Help by sharing this information Follow the news on India After another death yesterday, the number of journalists killed this year in India now stands at six. Yesterday’s victim was Achyutananda Sahu, a TV cameraman who was killed in a shootout between police and Maoist rebels in the neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh. News Tiwari gave more details in the earlier complaint, filed on 6 April. He said that, after writing about financial irregularities in the way a federal housing programme for the rural poor was being implemented locally, he was warned that he would suffer “dire consequences” if he continued to cover the story. News “We call on the police to do everything possible to find those responsible for Chandan Tiwari’s horrible murder, both the perpetrators and instigators,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Above all, the federal government must take proper measures, together with the governments in each state, to ensure that effective protection is finally provided to journalists who report death threats to the police.” October 31, 2018 Reporter beaten to death in eastern India after receiving threats After obtaining a copy of the complaint, the Hindustan Times reported that Tiwari had named the three people who had threatened him, one of whom was the husband of the mukhiya (village chief). The police did not, however, take any steps to protect Tiwari. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesViolence IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists DisappearancesViolence Six journalists killed this year Tiwari is the second journalist to be murdered in Chatra in the past two years. After TV reporter Indradev Yadav’s murder in Chatra in May 2016, the police concluded that those responsible were linked to the Tritiya Prastuti Committee – the same Maoist faction named in one of Tiwari’s complaints – even if the investigation was dogged by uncertainties.
Previous articleLimerick student’s design wins Dyson awardNext articleBig turnout for Cliona’s Foundation cycle Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email NewsLocal NewsCrowdfunding campaign for Limerick filmmaker’s New York ‘Narcan’ ventureBy Alan Jacques – September 4, 2015 691 Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSlimerickMalachy McCourtNarcannew yorkPeter McNamara WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up AN online crowdfunding campaign is underway to help complete production of a short film by Limerick director Peter McNamara.Inspired by his time living and working in New York, ‘Narcan’ tells the story of Sean Ryan, an Irish paramedic working the unsympathetic streets of the ‘Big Apple’.The cast includes Malachy McCourt and Limerick actor Peter Halpin, who played the writer and actor in ‘Angela’s Ashes’, which was based on the life of his older brother, Pulitzer prize winning author Frank McCourt.The story unfolds as the film’s central character, Sean, toils to manage a fractured personal life. His only son refuses to speak to him and the void between himself and his wife Sinead, grows larger with every passing day. During the course of a 12-hour shift, life-changing decisions with irrevocable consequences must be made.According to Peter McNamara, ‘Narcan’ is a film about family separation and how it’s become a commonplace in society.” I wanted to capture a glimpse inside a very stressful job and, as the film plays out, Sean’s psychological state is tested as he stretches the moral boundaries,” he explains.“For months, we prepared and analyzed the script multiple times, we needed every character to be recognizable and I think you’ll find elements of yourself in each and every one of them.”After assembling a small crew of 15, cameras rolled inside the locker room of one of New York’s busiest emergency stations and so began the rollercoaster ride shooting of ‘Narcan’.“All members of the cast and crew were pushed to the limit and sometimes beyond, all in the name of art. Everybody shared my vision and worked tirelessly to bring it to life. I’m so proud of each and everyone who was part of the ‘Narcan’ team.“It was a life changing experience and now I know that New York is where I want to be based making beautiful films for the foreseeable future,” he told the Limerick Post.Co-funded with Soberanis Productions, a crowdfunding campaign has been kick-started to complete the film. For more details see https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/narcan-short-movie#/ Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin