BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN OPINION |23/07/2017
The EPW controversy shows that India’s public intellectuals wish to pay a minimal price for speaking out.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN OPINION |28/04/2017
But why? If Kejriwal is reformed he won’t win power on his own terms and seek to reform it – which, as we all know, was why AAP was born.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/10/2016
Is the channel suggesting that the army should not be held accountable?
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN BOOKS |11/11/2014
Rajdeep Sardesai's book mixes insight and anecdote to offer an analysis of the making and remaking of Narendra Modi.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/06/2014
The right to free speech belongs to journalists and not to media owners.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN BOOKS |10/06/2014
The word"aspiration" acquires a termite-like quality in 'Anticipating India'. It keeps surfacing in every possible context over its 516 pages,
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN BOOKS |17/02/2014
Why is the Indian media, including the group the author works for, not following up on some of the sensational disclosures made in this book,
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/12/2013
Is it ethical for editors and senior journalists to have consensual sexual relationships with their subordinates? After the Tejpal incident, they would do well to revisit the IPC amendment made this year.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/09/2013
Why do spooks mostly feed us the apple-pie-cold-coffee stories instead of revealing information of the kind Gen Singh disclosed?
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/08/2013
Many Dalits enter the media because they believe it can empower their community. But discrimination against them is rampant in the Hindi and other language media.
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An impressive  battery of lawyers lined up by Rupert Murdoch’s Star India have succeeded in securing for the broadcaster an SC ruling which ensures that Prasar Bharati will no longer be able to air the mandatory sharing of sports feed on cable TV networks and pay DTH platforms.  Star India has estimated a subscription loss of Rs 970 crore and a loss of advertising revenue to the extent of Rs 245 crore since 2007 because of DD’s practice. The court has limited DD’s telecast of matches to its terrestrial network  and its Freedish. (Daily Post)                                                            

Sometimes the police balk at registering a case against a politician. Sometimes they register it and tell journalists at the same time that the allegations are baseless. Which makes you wonder with how much conviction the case will be investigated. HT reports that the Karnal police booked BJP MLA Bakshish Singh Virk and some 200 others for their alleged involvement in an attack on a journalist in Assandh.  The DSP told a reporter that an FIR had been registered but the case seemed politically motivated and without basis.                               

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