The Indian Express’ tendency to rely on anonymous sources has surfaced again, this time in a ‘nudge, nudge, wink wink’ piece on Justice Chelameshwar
A private member’s bill by a BJD MP seeks to repeal the criminal defamation law and codify civil defamation. The Hoot has a copy of this media-friendly bill.
BY Abdul Kalam Azad| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/09/2016
Cast as the ‘other’, dubbed ‘Bangladeshi’ and incessantly victimized, the Bengal-origin Muslim is fair game, with the media actively whipping up hatred.
BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/09/2016
The media have lynched the party over the health crisis. Fair enough. But why are its excellent mohalla clinics being ignored?
BY Sampad Patnaik| IN LAW AND POLICY |28/09/2016
By writing about a court ruling allowing the photocopying of textbooks in David vs Goliath terms, the media may have missed the logic of copyright and the damage caused by its infringement.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |27/09/2016
He was born 109 years ago today but Bhagat Singh can teach us a thing or two about writing for a noble cause while dodging arrest, repression, and jail.
The film with a strong feminist message has sparked off multiple debates. But what kind of impact can it have on men and behaviour?
BY IRFAN QURAISHI| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/09/2016
Scorned by Kashmiris for being state ‘agents’ and abused by the security forces for being ‘Hurriyat sympathisers’, the media are getting it in the neck.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/09/2016
TV and social media went to war. But newspapers and news portals brought sanity and balance to Indian media’s response to the Uri attack.
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/09/2016
Despite the complexity of the issue and the high emotions, the print and digital media did a pretty thorough and fair job of covering the Cauvery water dispute.
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While TV news on Thursday night bristled with figures of casualties inflicted --how many terrorists per launch pad, therefore how many "neutralised" altogether, the morning papers are remarkable for the absence of details of damage inflicted or incurred. The Indian Express said the army gave no count of the dead on the Pakistani side. There was also some fleeting kite flying on TV about the casualties India suffered. But just as the Uri attack saw remarkably little discussion in the media on the army failures which made it possible, Friday morning's papers  offer no details about exactly how such an operation became possible with minimal casualties on the Indian side.        

Amar Chitra Katha, one of the largest selling comic book series in India, is coming out with a special edition where the PM is lauded for launching the Swachh Bharat campaign, reports The Economic Times. The special issue, which will be unveiled on Friday, tells school children: "Modiji knows how to make the impossible possible". This comes as the Swachh Bharat mission completes its second anniversary on October 2. After Modi's decisive action against Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, which saw the Army carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control, perhaps Amar Chitra Katha is already thinking of another special edition eulogising him.           

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