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Linguists find undocumented language in Arunachal

US researchers have identified a new language in a remote region in Arunachal Pradesh. The language is spoken by between 800 and 1,200 people in northeast India

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Chief Electoral Officers told to check 'paid news'

With ‘paid news’ emerging as a serious malpractice during polls, India’s Election Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officers of all states to observe “maximum vigilance”, as such news may influence voters, covertly encourage the role of money power, and disturb the level playing field

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Editors Guild takes up cudgels against 'paid news'

At its AGM on December 22, 2009, the Editors Guild of India strongly condemned the practice of paid news content and other dubious practices and said it would focus on this issue in 2010

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Court ruling bolsters freedom of the press

A significant Madras High Court ruling upholds two important principles of press freedom

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Investigate unethical media practices, women journalists tell EC

Women journalists in Andhra Pradesh have written to the chief electoral officer demanding an investigation into the cash-for-news scam by Telegu newspapers and TV channels

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2008 saw many casualties among journalists

Despite a drop in the number of deaths of media personnel in 2007, data gathered by the International News Safety Institute points to over 100 journalists and support workers killed in the line of duty

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