The ‘Know Your Rights: Legal Guide for Journalists in India’ was launched at the Press Club of India, New Delhi on 25 February, 2023. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has collaborated with Thomson Reuters Foundation for this handbook. Drawn up by law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, it offers an easy reference for journalists on their legal rights and possible remedies when faced with legal challenges in India. The Network of Women in Media, India, was represented by Neha Dixit at the launch.
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NWMI members Dhanya Rajendran and Shahina KK participated in a panel discussion on the ‘Need for Legal Literacy for Journalists in India’, where the handbook was discussed. Watch the panel discussion here:
The Assam chapter of NWMI had also organised the Journalist Safety Workshop in October 2022 at Guwahati, in association with CPJ. The workshop focused on the physical, mental, legal and digital safety of journalists, covering various aspects of the handbook.
Read the handbook below or click here to download:KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Handbook