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Press Freedom

Attack on Freedom of the Press
  Invite: Intimidation Of The Media
( Public Meeting June 12, 2008
) (10/06/08)

 Intimidation Of The Media -Who Gains?

The Resident Editor of Times of India, Ahmedabad, Bharat Desai of the Ahmedebad Edition of the Times of India has been charged with Sedition and Conspiring against the State. The complaint was lodged at 3 am on Sunday June 1 at the Navrangpura Police Station. The Times of India Ahmedabad has been running a well documented campaign against the newly appointed Commissioner of Police OP Mathur fo having criminal and underworld links.

The complaint has been lodged against Resident Editor, Times of India, Ahmedabad and reporter Prasant Dayal, and Gautam Maheta of Gujarat Samachar at the Navrangpura Police Station under sections120-B, 124-A and 34 of the IPC. CID crime is investigating the complaint against IPS officer GS Mallik under PP Pandey.

Please protest and condemn..
This is nothing short of an attack on the freedom of the press. Media associations, journalists unions and civil rights bodies must join in the protest.

Today, journalists in Ahmedabad demonstrated outside the Commissioner of Police's office at 11 am in Ahmedabad. Nationwide protests must follow,,

Attached below are the downloaded clippings from TOI Ahmedabad and the Complaint filed against Journalists and the Newspaper by the Gujarat Police.

Teesta Setalvad


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