BCCL has achieved this scale mainly through diversification into a variety of non-print media and ploughing its surplus cash into many venture-fund like investment bets.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/08/2017
Sometimes brave, usually timid, the nervous broadcaster’s saga of what to carry or not carry, spans decades and several governments.
BY MALINI SUBRAMANIAM| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |13/08/2017
Three violent assaults in Andhra Pradesh show the vulnerability of reporters who cover illegal sand mining by criminal politicians.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/08/2017
As the chief minister decried the TV coverage as fake news, the theatre of denial on the airwaves touched a new low in Indian politics.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |22/08/2017
Film maker seeks an early verdict on documentary showing the impact on farmers and water supplies of Coca Cola bottling plants.
Facebook now has more active users in India than in the US, more than sixty per cent of them young males. But the numbers are yet to translate into revenue.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/08/2017
The coverage of a tragedy produced by professional journalists affects how a community and a nation responds to the underlying causes,
Its been a colourful history over seven decades of free speech rights being upheld and diluted in turn, as courts struggled with challenges.
BY C. RAMMANOHAR REDDY| IN OPINION |10/08/2017
In 68 years, the Economic and Political Weekly has gone through significant changes, mirroring the changes in India. Its uniqueness cannot be over-stated,
BY C. RAMMANOHAR REDDY| IN OPINION |10/08/2017
How did it maintain a fine balance between political commentary and academic research? How did it cope with trends in academia?
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An impressive  battery of lawyers lined up by Rupert Murdoch’s Star India have succeeded in securing for the broadcaster an SC ruling which ensures that Prasar Bharati will no longer be able to air the mandatory sharing of sports feed on cable TV networks and pay DTH platforms.  Star India has estimated a subscription loss of Rs 970 crore and a loss of advertising revenue to the extent of Rs 245 crore since 2007 because of DD’s practice. The court has limited DD’s telecast of matches to its terrestrial network  and its Freedish. (Daily Post)                                                            

Sometimes the police balk at registering a case against a politician. Sometimes they register it and tell journalists at the same time that the allegations are baseless. Which makes you wonder with how much conviction the case will be investigated. HT reports that the Karnal police booked BJP MLA Bakshish Singh Virk and some 200 others for their alleged involvement in an attack on a journalist in Assandh.  The DSP told a reporter that an FIR had been registered but the case seemed politically motivated and without basis.                               

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