The BJP, the RSS and the security establishment have been equally, if not more, successful in mobilizing both the mainstream as well as social media for counter-insurgency, including to malign anyone critical of the government.
The Hindu’s Mumbai edition celebrates its first anniversary with an Open House with "chai and snacks", to meet with its Readers’ Editor on November 26. Sachin Kalbag, editor of theMumbai edition tweeted the invite, and also tweeted that the paper is the first in the history of Indian journalism to appoint an independent news ombudsman. But that isn't true. TOI had former CJI PM Bhagwati as its news ombudsman back in 1989. Now appointing one is becoming a trend — with both The Wire, and Scroll.in having recently announced readers editors.
The prime minister's wish is All India Radio's command. It has started a daily programme called #Sandesh2Soldiers on FM Rainbow and FM Gold channels, to be aired twice daily till October 30.The public broadcaster's statement says that it is responding to "Prime Narendra Modi's clarion call to send Diwali greetings to the soldiers and make them realise how important bhartiya jawans are for us."