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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Some kinds of sponsored trips for journalists are not a bad idea. In January  the Sikkim government took journalists from Delhi to study how the state had become  India’s first fully organic farming state. The trip was meant to coincide with the prime minister's visit to Sikkim to  announce this at a  sustainable agriculture conference in Gangtok. The result has been a flood of coverage across publications on both a subject and a state that little is written about. This two-pager  in the ET Sunday magazine for instance, is both interesting and educative.

 

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. 

 

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