It falls for the specious arguments put forward for a media gag by three lawyers accused of sexual harassment.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN LAW AND POLICY |18/03/2017
The law ministry’s proposed initiative is totally at odds with the recommendations of TRAI and SC observations on broadcast ownership,
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |16/03/2017
Several photojournalists were beaten and threatened by uniformed men on Thursday afternoon.
By analyzing 16 million comments made on CNN.com and conducting an online controlled experiment, we identified two key factors that can lead ordinary people to troll.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/03/2017
After 11 years in jail, Rafiq Shah asks the Hindustan Times why it swallowed the police version in the 2005 Delhi bombing.
Of course it’s tiny and less important than UP but the national media’s coverage of Manipur’s election was a masterpiece of neglect
INDIA’S FREE SPEECH CHALLENGES—Part I. Films, television and public events ran into deletions and protests from a whole range of perpetrators in the last 15 months.
BY VIPIN PUBBY| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |13/03/2017
With three journalists in the opposition AAP legislature party, those on duty from their former profession hopefully will not run short of copy.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/03/2017
“Velvet Revolution” is a 57-minute international documentary which profiles women journalists who have paid a high price for speaking truth to power.
BY SHUBHAM VERMA| IN MEDIA MONITORING |09/03/2017
Why do some anti-dalit and anti-minority atrocities dominate the news while others are ignored?
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Do web teams of newspapers normally quote other newspapers?  The DNA Web Team and FE (Financial Express) Online this week quoted articles from TOIIndian Express and HT in which Muslims working for Yogi Adityanath had been interviewed. DNA did this on two consecutive days, March 20 and 21. While only the March 20 report had a line in which the Web Team had passed its own judgment - ``However, the religious leader, often vilified for his brand of politics...'', the FE Online article   read like an opinion piece. It even included this comment, without backing it up with any proof: ``The facts of the Mutt show that Yogi has been wrongly painted as anti-Muslim by the media. His followers say that Yogi does not oppose Muslims but Wahabi Islam, which is believed to be behind the rise of terrorism across the world.''  Intriguing.

 

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has appointed his old band of loyalists as advisors. Among them is senior journalist Raveen Thukral, who has remained closely associated with him and had been advising him on media during the run up to the elections. He becomes media advisor to the chief minister with the rank of a Minister of State. Also back in action is his former media advisor BIS Chahal, and a former employee in the Public Relations Department. Chahal is now advisor to the CM, also with the rank of minister of state. Singh's media manager Vimal Sumbly will now be his press secretary.

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