BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |25/08/2016
The Kerala media reported a May ruling by the Central Information Commission as ‘news’ in August. Why?
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/08/2016
Comedian John Oliver’s takedown of the way the media is headed with their digital-first strategy is riotously funny and devastating,
BY JYOTI MALHOTRA| IN OPINION |19/08/2016
Forced by Modi to keep a low profile, Swaraj has become the one person in the cabinet who offers a human touch when Indians need help.
IN MEDIA FREEDOM |19/08/2016
Is most free speech becoming seditious because the law is being applied so casually, without the care that is meant to be exercised?
BY TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN| IN OPINION |22/08/2016
Journalists have lost all sense of proportion in the attention they give to a routine technocratic appointment that means little to the citizen,
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN BOOKS |22/08/2016
A new book of essays by insiders chronicle NDTV’s role in transforming television news. They have compelling stories to tell
BY SEEMA SIROHI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/08/2016
It is as if large sections of “objective” journalists have decided to come to the rescue of the country and save it from a possible Trump presidency.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/08/2016
A new Canadian style guide offers help on navigating the shoals of ethnically and racially diverse societies.
BY SEEMA KAMDAR| IN OPINION |17/08/2016
Some sniggered at his remark but TOI’s Vineet Jain was right when he said people want news in a short, fun format.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN LAW AND POLICY |16/08/2016
The Kerala government ups the ante by going to court over its refusal to disclose details of cabinet meetings under RTI, copying its predecessor’s stand.
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Doordarshan is trying hard to win brownie points with the PM.  It has joined the govt’s propaganda war over Balochistan. Yesterday, Aug 27, it broadcast an interview with rebel Baloch leader Nawab Brahumdagh Khan Bugti in Geneva, a first for the channel which usually sends a team abroad only if a VVIP is on a visit.  Apparently the idea came from  DD and was approved by the powers that be. Was the channel spurred on by perceived competition from Times Now which had been at hand to speak to the Baloch leader right after the PM made his comments on Balochistan at all party meeting just before Independence Day?   With the PMO perceiving an ally in Times Now, it seemed like somebody had  tipped them off.                  

A state that is due to go to the polls cannot afford to get tough with journalists. After the Supreme Court said allotment of govt property to private bodies or persons should be discontinued, the UP govt asked journalists to vacate govt housing. Then 300 affected journos met the CM  and voila, the good CM said he would come up with a scheme for offering houses to journalists at subsidised rates. As the Hoot reported earlier,the Telangana CM has bestowed similar largesse on journalists in his state.  There the flats are virtually free of cost.    

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