The Star News and IBN7 cases show how the courts are failing to hold the media to account.
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.
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.
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,
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 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.
BY HEMALATHA L| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/01/2016
The Republic Day release of convicts in Karnataka got better and a more humane coverage in the Kannada press rather than the English press.
IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/01/2016
As an expat reporter in Bahrain, Anwar Moideen’s stories uncover the lives of poor Indian workers and touch the conscience of local people.
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Mumbai saw a 3-4000 strong morcha against Rohith Vemula's suicide on Feb. 1, unusual by the city's apathetic standards. Traffic in the  commercial hub of South Mumbai was held up. Predictably, that was the aspect emphasised in the English press. TOI Mumbai  said on page 1: ``Rohith death: Stir hits SoBo traffic.'' The brief ended with, ``As many as 500 people participated.'' On Page 3, its report put the number of participants at ``over 3000''! IE  didn't find the news worthy of Pg 1 at all; it carried it on page 3 without a pic. The Mumbai Mirror gave it a full page inside, but focused on police incompetence on page 1. DNA's page 1 pic was captioned ``students' fury'', but inside, its headline was about traffic chaos in SoBo.'  Only  HT on page 6, focused on the morcha: ``Thousands from city demand justice for Rohith''. The traffic jam was put inside a box. 

 

Arnab Goswami's modest take on the change Times Now has brought about in 10 years: "The coverage by Times Now from 2010 to 2012 brought in a massive change in terms of bringing corruption as a subject of public debate and a subject on which politicians were held accountable. Before the Times Now coverage, people used to say that corruption existed but people did not vote on or against corruption. After our coverage we had a perceptible impact on the political processes in the country: that is change." (Scroll.in)

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