BY Sampad Patnaik| IN LAW AND POLICY |28/09/2016
By writing about a court ruling allowing the photocopying of textbooks in David vs Goliath terms, the media may have missed the logic of copyright and the damage caused by its infringement.
BY Abdul Kalam Azad| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/09/2016
Cast as the ‘other’, dubbed ‘Bangladeshi’ and incessantly victimized, the Bengal-origin Muslim is fair game, with the media actively whipping up hatred.
BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/09/2016
The media have lynched the party over the health crisis. Fair enough. But why are its excellent mohalla clinics being ignored?
BY IRFAN QURAISHI| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/09/2016
Scorned by Kashmiris for being state ‘agents’ and abused by the security forces for being ‘Hurriyat sympathisers’, the media are getting it in the neck.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |27/09/2016
He was born 109 years ago today but Bhagat Singh can teach us a thing or two about writing for a noble cause while dodging arrest, repression, and jail.
The film with a strong feminist message has sparked off multiple debates. But what kind of impact can it have on men and behaviour?
A private member’s bill by a BJD MP seeks to repeal the criminal defamation law and codify civil defamation. The Hoot has a copy of this media-friendly bill.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/09/2016
TV and social media went to war. But newspapers and news portals brought sanity and balance to Indian media’s response to the Uri attack.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/09/2016
Despite the complexity of the issue and the high emotions, the print and digital media did a pretty thorough and fair job of covering the Cauvery water dispute.
BY SANJAY GOEL| IN PRIVACY |20/09/2016
The extent and scope of intelligence agencies’ ability to intercept communications and collect information is mind-boggling.
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Why does the public broadcaster always cede ground to private channels even when the source of news is the government? While other channels responded to the surgical strike in the early hours of Thursday by getting a variety of spokespersons and analysts on air, by dispatching a reporter to the Line of Control (IndiaTV) and generally sounding both belligerent and on the ball, Doordarshan was plodding along. A static legend on the screen said Pak ko Bharat ka mutod jawab. (India’s befitting reply to Pakistan). Does this show that India has the confidence, asked anchor Neelam of a retired  major general in a conversation which went on and on. Other channels used the terms  capability and political will.         

The Shiv Sena has always been quick to protest every real or imagined slight to the Marathi community. However, on Tuesday, tables were turned when the Navi Mumbai and Thane offices of the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna were attacked for publishing a cartoon that allegedly hurt the sentiments of Marathis. On WednesdaySaamna promptly carried an apology from the cartoonist on its front page, reports The Indian Express. However, parties like the Congress and NCP have demanded action against Saamna editor Sanjay Raut. The BJP too wants an  apology from the newspaper. This comes at a times when Marathas have been taking out rallies, demanding reservations for their community.           

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