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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Employees of the Hindustan Times were told on June 20 that because of the difficult period the company went through last year, and the continuing "challenge on revenues" there will be no salary increase this year.  A Variable Performance Bonus has been paid to "all eligible people," and  a special fixed monthly payment was announced  (for the period Apr’17-Mar’18) for those people whose relative salary is low. This will be done across HT Digital Streams, HT Media Ltd, and Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.           

This account  in Caravan published on June 19 describes how a reporter in Delhi was attacked by people he was interviewing for a story on the demolition of a makeshift mosque in Sonia Vihar. They attacked him when they discovered he was a Muslim, snatched his phone and demanded that he delete the recording he had made. Over an hour and a half he was slapped, kicked and punched, while his laptop was taken from his bag and switched on. He lost the data on it, and was ultimately rescued by the police.                

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