BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/05/2018
Journalist Kamal Shukla waits for a court verdict about the sedition charge against him over posting a cartoon on Facebook
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/05/2018
From the Hoot archives: Incredibly, news reports quote crime branch police sources (unidentified, of course) who state that the case against Vora became stronger when the gangster himself called up several journalists and businessmen.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |02/05/2018
Free Speech in 2018: Murder, violence, threats, gags, and policy clampdowns – that’s how the year started.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |25/03/2018
When channels transgress and viewers complain, how are the complaints handled by the NBSA? It’s a mixed bag…
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |18/03/2018
One month after Zee News was ordered to apologise on air, pay a fine and remove a programme, nothing has happened. Channels continue flout norms, violate ethics and give partisan or fake news,
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |27/02/2018
It’s still there. And it’s still very difficult for women to get effective remedies. Stronger mechanisms are needed.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/02/2018
The girl got the Keystone Cops treatment, going from suicide bomber to aspiring pharmacist in 11 riveting days.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/01/2018
That’s a fair description of Times Now and Republic TV’s treatment of dalits commemorating the Bhima Koregaon battle.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/12/2017
On triple talaq, the channel imputed nefarious motives to an NGO for ‘contacting’ MPs and later took down the video to alter the look and feel of the debate. Why?
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |22/11/2017
Bhowmik’s body was brought by four TSR personnel to the Agartala Government Hospital at 2.15pm, two hours 15 minutes after he was shot dead.
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An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

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.                      

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