BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |05/07/2018
The charge of obstructing a public servant on duty is the easiest to level against anyone even asking questions of public officials. Journalists are increasingly being booked under it,
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?
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Around 1300 newspapers have benefitted from full page colour insertions by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting  commemorating former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  Some also got a full page insertion from the govt of Rajasthan. DAVP also worked to ensure that the blog the PM had penned got published, reaching out to some 125 newspapers late in the evening. Most of them obliged.               
Doordarshan News did not adhere to Prasar Bharati's existing police guidelines of not covering political party functions live on August 15 this year, reportsThe Print.  It telecast live BJP president Amit Shah's efforts to unfurl the national flag at the BJP headquarters. Unfortunately for Mr Shah DD only succeeded in telecasting to the world his gaffe in pulling at the wrong rope which made the flag fall to the ground before it was unfurled, reports the website.      
 
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