BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/02/2016
The media hypes up racism, but who will call out the racism that Deccan Chronicle and others displayed,
BY SAI VINOD| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |04/02/2016
Sardar Patel is energetically memorialized by this government, Ambedkar embraced, and Nehru snubbed,
IN MEDIA FREEDOM |05/02/2016
The outlook for 2016 is even worse. The draft Cyber Security Law proposes to make it an offence to use encryption programs or publish anonymously.
BY AMRIT DHILLON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/02/2016
The YouTube channel, Dalit Camera Ambedkar, captures events and emotions the mainstream media has no time for.
IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/02/2016
The coverage of such crises have always thrown up the responsibility aspect of our media. In its quest for prime time justice it seems oblivious to the damage it does,
The Star News and IBN7 cases show how the courts are failing to hold the media to account.
BY DEAN BAKER| IN OPINION |08/02/2016
The 'New Yorker' is clearly in this attack mode. It ran a piece by Alexandra Schwartz asking, “Should Millennials Get Over Bernie Sanders?” You can guess the answer.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |01/02/2016
Media misread campus politics. The ABVP’s Hindutva aggression is not normal student activism, but they ignored this until it led to Rohith’s suicide,
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN BOOKS |01/02/2016
The latest book on the North East is essentially journalistic ethnography--it explains complexities and leaves the judging mostly to the reader.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN BOOKS |30/01/2016
The entrepreneur from Haryana who built the Zee empire tells an unvarnished story. Tact and discretion do not figure.
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TRAI ruled today in favour of net neutrality, and prohibited discriminatory tariffs for data services on the basis of content. What are the implications of this for Facebook's Free Basics? Free data to some extent is allowed only as long as it is website agnostic. So in effect it strikes down what Free Basics is offering. The exception to net neutrality that TRAI has spelt out is that it will not apply to intranets or closed electronic communication networks.

 

Some kinds of sponsored trips for journalists are not a bad idea. In January  the Sikkim government took journalists from Delhi to study how the state had become  India’s first fully organic farming state. The trip was meant to coincide with the prime minister's visit to Sikkim to  announce this at a  sustainable agriculture conference in Gangtok. The result has been a flood of coverage across publications on both a subject and a state that little is written about. This two-pager  in the ET Sunday magazine for instance, is both interesting and educative.

 

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