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Naveen Soorinje- ‘State is biased against Muslims, Dalits, farmers’

Most people are relieved when they walk out of prison. Naveen Soorinje, a TV journalist bailed last week after four-and-half months in jail, says his incarceration was a blessing. Soorinje, 28, made headlines in July after he videoed vigilantes of an… Continue Reading →

‘Soorinje can’t be allowed to go unless innocents are freed’

STAFF REPORTER, The Hindu Chief Minister yet to sign order on Soorinje’s release There was no progress made in reporter Naveen Soorinje’s case at Monday’s Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar. A resolution to drop the criminal charges… Continue Reading →

Is this journalist behind bars because he spoke too often, too loud against communal forces?

Soorinje’s story has been playing out below the radar of national attention Shoma Chaudhury January 24, 2013, Issue 5 Volume 10 IN A week when two national parties have found new helmsmen, a former CM has been convicted to 10 years… Continue Reading →

Indian journalists fight to free jailed reporter who exposed attack on women

    Roy Greenslade Monday 14 January 2013 guardian.co.uk   It might be thought that a journalist responsible for exposing a vicious assault on women would be lionised. In fact, he has been in jail for more than two months…. Continue Reading →

IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Statement of Support for Release Naveen Soorinje, – NWMI, Mumbai

  The Mumbai Chapter, of   The  Network of Women in Media, India, released a statement   of support for Release of Naveen Soorinje   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE; JAN 6,2013 We are shocked at the continued incarceration of Managalore-based television… Continue Reading →

Civil Society begins fast demanding release of TV journalist

  By Newzfirst Correspondent1/5/13   Bangalore – Journalists, rights activists and members of civil society organizations Saturday began a three-day fast under the aegis of ‘The Forum Against Illegal Arrest of Journalists’ demanding immediate release of Naveen Soorinje, the TV… Continue Reading →

Journalists announce hunger strike seeking Naveen Soorinje’s release

Staff Reporter, The Hindu, Jan 5 2013 BANGALORE: Backed by the International Federation of Working Journalists, the Karnataka Union of Working Journalists and the Bangalore Press Club, journalists from across the State have decided to launch a three-day hunger strike… Continue Reading →

Shooting the messenger #FOE

PARVATHI MENON, The Hindu,  Dec 1, 2012 Photo: By Special ArrangementNOW THE TARGET: In Naveen Soorinje’s arrest, the police, government and media community appear to be authoritative, uncaring and complacent respectively. It is a matter of shame that instead of… Continue Reading →

The wrongful arrest of Naveen Soorinje #VAW reporting

  The Kasturi TV reporter was named in the chargesheet that identified 43 others who attacked a birthday party in Padil. Strangely, Soorinje was amongst the first few to report the assault G Vishnu New Delhi,  08 November 2012 In a… Continue Reading →

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