Business houses, politicians, parties and individuals – to protect their economic interests, exert political influence, or just do journalism.
BARC India’s new ratings system proves to be vulnerable to tampering by TV channels just as the earlier TAM was.
The government of Andhra Pradesh is set to outsource its PR work to journalists for upto Rs 51,000 a month.
Telugu media houses flaunt their political affiliations and function as the assault teams of the main parties while professing ‘fearless journalism’.
Criminal defamation is not about the law but about society’s underlying power structures. They determine what you can do and can’t do.
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,
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,
The media – an instrument of democracy – is used by the ruling elite to undermine the interests of the majority in a democracy.
The outcome of Subramanian Swamy’s case is going to be important for the future of both free speech and hate speech in India.
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.