BY NANDITA JHA| IN DEFAMATION |27/08/2015
Defamation cases against the media are being filed thick and fast in 2015, with the pace picking up as the year wears on.
BY BINOO K. JOHN| IN OPINION |19/08/2015
With advertisers grabbing the front page for their jacket ads, the sanctity of the front page is vanishing.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |19/08/2015
As the government came under pressure from not only media but also sections of the ruling Awami League, police produced Probir Sikdar in court, where he was granted bail.
BY SEVANTI NNAN| IN BOOKS |16/08/2015
Each of these books is stunning for what it reveals, each is an indictment in its own way of this country’s police and investigation system.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN CENSORSHIP |25/08/2015
Two films on the Muzaffarnagar riots struggle to be seen as the censor board denies certification and right-wing activists disrupt screenings. Protest screenings of one of them are scheduled for today,
BY ANINDYA RAI VERMAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/08/2015
Do media exclusives, based on evidence from the security agencies, run counter to Narendra Modi's insistence on the need for 'secrecy' to get Dawood Ibrahim?
BY Anuraag Baruah| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/08/2015
“Scantily-clad girls are a summer-time nuisance” says an Assam news channel, highlighting the paternalistic approach towards women that has become common.
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While the NSA talks may have been called off journalists of the two countries went ahead with their talks. Rising Kashmir reports that a delegation of 12 journalists from Kashmir attended a conference with journalists "from  other side of Kashmir" during a week long visit to Pakistan and PaK. A joint statement was duly issued, recommending improved contacts of media persons through social media.

How newspapers played the findings of the religion census spoke volumes about how loaded headlines can be. Nuance is the last thing they sought to convey. The Pioneer said, unsurprisingly, "Muslim numbers up, Hindus down." Its Hindi paper said the same thing. The Danik Jagran said, "Badhi Muslim hissedari",  the percentage of Muslims has increased. The Hindustan  said baldly "Muslim aabadi sabse tej badhi", (Muslim population rose the fastest). The TOI said "Muslim share of population up 0.8 per cent, Hindus down O.7 per cent. Hindustan Times resisted the Muslim Hindu angle: "Hindu proportion of India's population  less than 80 %". The Hindu said,"Muslim population growth slows". Accurate, and determined to counter alarmism. 

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Friday, August 14, 2015
Friday, August 14, 2015