BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |22/08/2017
Film maker seeks an early verdict on documentary showing the impact on farmers and water supplies of Coca Cola bottling plants.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |12/08/2017
Nihalani leaves behind a harsh legacy of unresolved court cases filed by documentary film-makers who made politically dissenting films.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/07/2017
A fact-finding committee report on the February attack on a journalist in Chirala town confirms that the police acted against him, not his attackers.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/04/2017
As attacks on journalists rise, so does impunity owing to the politician-police nexus letting the culprits off. Exposing wrongdoing is now very risky.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/04/2017
We analyse the reasons for attacks on journalists and who the perpetrators were for the period January 2016 to April 2017.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |11/04/2017
Does the new law water down what the IPC provides in terms of adequate punishment for grievious assault? Also, freelancers and stringers are not covered,
BY GEETA SESHU| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |07/04/2017
Given the rancorous mood in the Valley, the Srinagar and Anantnag by-elections have barely made news.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |29/03/2017
The charges against Quint’s Poonam Agarwal are a heavy handed response to an exposé of the army's own feudal practices.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/03/2017
Released on bail after one and half years in jail, he is full of plans to keep up with his ‘patrakarita’ and ‘samaj seva’ and tell the world about the plight of the adivasis in this strife-torn area.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |07/02/2017
While stonewalling their demand to broadcast news, the I&B Ministry has said CR stations can air AIR bulletins instead.
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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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