4 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook recently locked horns with the Australian authorities over content sharing (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • "We absolutely recognize quality journalism is at the heart of open societies", said Nick Clegg
  • He clarified Facebook's stance and dusted off responsibility from alleged "stealing of journalism"
  • Australian authorities have urged  Facebook and Google to pay for the news content generated in the country

8 Feburary.Beijing, China
Lei was born in Hunan province, China but is now an Australian national. (Photo credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Cheng Lei had disappeared six months ago without explanation
  • Lei holds dual nationalities which is not accepted in China
  • The timing of Lei’s arrest has raised speculations of it being politically motivated

3 Feburary.Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
Journalist Ruhollah Zam speaks during his trial at the Revolutionary Court, in Tehran, Iran. June 2, 2020 (AP/PTI File Photo)

  • Zam left Iran following the 2009 protests over disputed elections
  • He had close to two million followers to his Telegram channel Amadnews
  • On December 12, 2020, Zam was hanged in Iran, an execution that prompted international condemnation

1 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Nirmala Sitharaman addressing post-budget press conference. (Photo Credit: ScreenGrab-YouTube/PIB)

  • The incident happened when Sitharaman was addressing the media after budget presentation
  • A female journalist was reprimanded for asking an extra question during the post-Budget press briefing
  • Why do you say that only to her? You didn't stop the guys," the finance minister said 

31 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Two freelance journalists were detained by the Delhi police on Saturday at the Singhu border. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The detained journalists are identified as Mandeep Punia and Dharmendra Singh
  • Punia was on Singhu border collecting information on the Thursday violence 
  • Punia was sent to 14-day judicial custody and the bail hearing is scheduled for Monday,  as per reports

30 January.Islamabad, Pakistan
Imran Khan-led Pakistan government on Saturday announced that it would formally join the review proceedings against Supreme court’s order to release Omar Saeed Sheikh. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@Imran Khan)

  • The review proceedings WERE initiated by the Sindh administration against SC's order to acquit Al-Qaeda terrorist, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and his three aides in Pearl murder case
  • Daniel Pearl, the 38 year old journalist was abducted and beheaded in the Pakistan in 2002
  • The Pearl family condemned the Supreme court judgement by calling it "a complete travesty of justice"

29 January.Washington D.C., DC, USA
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing on January 28, 2021, in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (AFP Photo)

  • Thursday's White House briefing, led by Psaki, featured an almost female cast of characters
  • A Twitter user said it was "so lovely" that almost all press in the room were women
  • Journalist Rob Crilly was the only male correspondent in Thursday's briefing

29 January.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Seven decades after India became independent, scribes continue to live under the threat of government action to crush dissent. (Photo credit: Representational/Twitter)

  • Barely 48 hours after the Republic Day, five top journalists of the country were booked by the Uttar Pradesh police for misreporting
  • The FIR accused them of reporting with prejudice and “putting the lives of people as well as national safety and security in jeopardy”
  • They were booked at the Noida Sector 20 police station for committing an anti-national act

26 January
Marty Baron led the Washington Post for eight year.(Credits:AFP)

  • Baron presided over a vast expansion of the Post newsroom
  • He arrived at the Post in December 2012 from the Boston Globe
  • "From the moment I arrived at the Post, I have sought to make an enduring contribution," Baron wrote in a memo to staff

23 January.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Larry King was hospitalised with COVID-19. (Photo Credit: Facebook/ Larry King)

  • Ora Media, a production company co-founded by Larry King, confirmed the news
  • He died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles
  • The cause of death was not confirmed by the production company