BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |15/12/2016
BARC India’s new ratings system proves to be vulnerable to tampering by TV channels just as the earlier TAM was.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/12/2016
The government of Andhra Pradesh is set to outsource its PR work to journalists for upto Rs 51,000 a month.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |24/06/2016
Telugu media houses flaunt their political affiliations and function as the assault teams of the main parties while professing ‘fearless journalism’.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |31/05/2016
Criminal defamation is not about the law but about society’s underlying power structures. They determine what you can do and can’t do.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |07/03/2016
A much bigger game is being played out in the JNU episode, involving political power and corporate interests. Eyeballs are not sought for advertising alone,
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |01/02/2016
Media misread campus politics. The ABVP’s Hindutva aggression is not normal student activism, but they ignored this until it led to Rohith’s suicide,
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |21/12/2015
The media – an instrument of democracy – is used by the ruling elite to undermine the interests of the majority in a democracy.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN JUDGEMENTS |23/11/2015
The outcome of Subramanian Swamy’s case is going to be important for the future of both free speech and hate speech in India.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/10/2015
After each attack on free speech, the television channels choose to rant and bring in a chorus of Parivar apologists to fully justify their politics.
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 Reporter Akhilesh (@Akhilesh_ET) is a parody Twitter handle that has been trolling three ET journos for their friendly coverage of  Akhilesh Yadav and the Samajwadi Party in UP. Two of them have blocked it. Akhilesh (with the CM's photo) turned an ET reporter tweets:"Actually I'm finding journalism better & safer. I can continue making fact free claims & don't even have to worry about my job every 5 years." And this one alluding to the terror accused acquitted after 12 years in jail: "Raja Bhaiyya says even he can prove that he was in college while people were killed by crocodiles in his pond. Let me talk to ET office."                    

Former  journalist and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad who is a constant bugbear for the present government, and frequently the target of investigations,  is launching her memoir on Feb  24 at the Literature Live! event hosted and curated by Anil Dharkar in Mumbai. Titled Foot Soldier Of The Constitution it  traces her   experiences  during the Mumbai riots as well as  the Gujarat riots in 2002among other events and influences which shaped her life.    

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Saturday, February 18, 2017