BY A HOOT COMMENT| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |26/05/2018
That so many fell for this sting says a lot for the amorality that may have begun to pervade the media business.
BY A HOOT COMMENT| IN LAW AND POLICY |06/04/2018
PM Modi and Smriti Irani need to tread wisely if their legacy is not to be a hasty one which does more damage than good. The media policy legacy of an earlier BJP government was a positive one.
BY A HOOT COMMENT| IN OPINION |25/03/2017
When ordinary citizens are defamed by two of the country’s biggest English newspapers, what recourse do they have?
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The  Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age have reported that Parashuram Waghmare, the last of the six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, was her assassin. The confirmation is attributed to a senior official in the Special Investigation Team. He also said the same weapon was used to shoot Gauri Lankesh, as rationalists Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi. The weapon has not been traced.The SIT suspects that three more people were present when Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at the entrance of her Bengaluru residence on September 5, 2017.                      

PTI reports that the West Bengal govt plans to come up with a law to tackle fake news and social media posts which cause unrest. The report quotes a Home Dept official saying that the state govt has kept data bank on fake news circulated on social media in West Bengal and other parts of the country in the past couple of years, and has records of past offenders to consider while framing the new law.  recent incidents in Shillong, Godda in Jharkhand and Karbi Anglong district of Assam have added to the concern, the report says.                    

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