BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/08/2017
A one-sided story painting a picture of Shias plotting to take over is a classic example of rumour and conjecture replacing facts.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/07/2017
The Kerala media lavished attention on the sexual attack on the film star while ignoring the doctor whose fundamental rights were being violated.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |12/06/2017
The I&B Ministry stops three movies tackling JNU, Rohith Vemula and Kashmir from being screened.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |05/11/2016
Seven years ago, Kerala stopped giving government ads to Thejas on the grounds that the newspaper promoted religious hatred. The policy continues.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |25/08/2016
The Kerala media reported a May ruling by the Central Information Commission as ‘news’ in August. Why?
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN LAW AND POLICY |16/08/2016
The Kerala government ups the ante by going to court over its refusal to disclose details of cabinet meetings under RTI, copying its predecessor’s stand.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |01/08/2016
Reporters covering the courts have been assaulted by lawyers, taken into police custody, and their access to the courts restricted
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/05/2016
Kerala’s ‘Nirbhaya’ has been named and her photo published. Because of pressure from social media? Or because she was a dalit?
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |26/09/2013
The issue of banning advertisements to 'Thejas' by the Kerala government is a serious issue pertaining to press freedom and pluralist media and should be discussed as such,
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |08/07/2013
There are more ways of managing news than paid news. Kerala recently showed the way.
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In observance of National Press Day today Rajasthan Patrika carried  a blank editorial saying that it was a day meant to celebrate independent  and responsible journalism. But in Rajasthan this was endangered by the black law the state government was seeking to introduce. It said it opposed a law which amounted to the murder of democracy.                                        

 Zee News has rolled up its sleeves  to do battle on behalf of the BJP as the Gujarat elections approach.  On Nov 14 they played the Hardik Patel CD at prime time,  and when it showed precious little that was incriminating the voice over said the channel was not playing some parts of the tape because it was not fit to telecast.  On Nov 15 Sudhir Chaudhary was doing one of his endless piece-to-cameras on the history of the Ayodhya dispute.                                  

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