FIR against reporter an overreaction, will undermine freedom of media: Editors Guild


The increasing frequency of such misuse of laws by the authorities is tantamount to shooting the messenger and destroying a key pillar of India’s democracy,” the Guild said on the FIR registered against Scroll journalist.

 

The Editors Guild of India on Friday expressed its concern over the registration of an FIR against Scroll Executive Editor Supriya Sharma and its Chief Editor over a report published from Varanasi’s Domari village, calling it an “overreaction” that “will seriously undermine freedom of the media”.

Taking cognizance of the FIR, the Guild, in a statement, said the use of the various Sections of the IPC and the SC/ST Act and the use of “criminal provisions of the law against journalists has now become an unhealthy and despicable trend that has no place in any vibrant democracy”.

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“Worse, the increasing frequency of such misuse of laws by the authorities is tantamount to shooting the messenger and destroying a key pillar of India’s democracy,” the Guild said in a statement, adding that it “needs to be resisted as well as eliminated.”

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