BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |25/10/2016
It all comes round again - political thugs dictating what film, play, or concert can go ahead. Karan Johar is just the latest to surrender to threats.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |04/09/2016
He is a young Kashmiri man charged with sedition. His offence? Sharing a cartoon showing India being swept by a broom on Facebook.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/08/2016
The filing of a complaint against an Outlook investigation on child trafficking in Assam is the latest attempt to silence the media
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/07/2016
In response to the persecution of journalists, a new law has been drafted to protect them against the police and vigilante groups
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |14/07/2016
Those fighting to free Santosh Yadav and Somaru Nag from jail themselves need defending in a state where the odds are stacked against both.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/06/2016
Since 2010, 23 journalists have been murdered, three this year. There has been only one conviction in which an appeal is pending.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |20/05/2016
When stringers are attacked or killed, the struggle for justice begins with determining whether they are journalists at all.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |02/05/2016
On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, the prospects for four jailed scribes are mixed in Chhattisgarh.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |29/04/2016
The AAP has stepped in to pick up the whip which the Broadcasting Standards Authority should have cracked over the doctored JNU videos.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/03/2016
The picture of the Jet Airways employee has gone viral but what about her privacy and how the picture was used?
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Both Barkha Dutt and NDTV announced on Sunday that she will moving on from the channel to do her own thing.  While she said,"It's been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities and my own ventures," the channel she joined out of college and spent 21 years with issued a generous statement. It said, "In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute...We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best." Will the channel feel the same without her?

Is getting political gossip paramount for political reporters? It  seems to override all other considerations, going by an item in Jan 13's Indian Express column `Delhi Confidential'.  Journalists, including seniors, apparently throng Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's annual lunch for his insights into Haryana, UP and Delhi politics. Any journalist worth her salt knows that he faces criminal cases for his alleged involvement in the November 1984  massacre of Sikhs in Delhi. He was denied a Lok Sabha ticket in 2009 because of this, despite having won in 2004. Should journalists patronise a politician accused of such a crime?  Accepting his hospitality is one thing, interviewing him for his insights is another.            

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