BY PALLAVI BHATTACHARYA| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/10/2016
The PIL is only the most recent hurdle for a film which revisits the 1984 riots and its aftermath in a commercial release.
The film with a strong feminist message has sparked off multiple debates. But what kind of impact can it have on men and behaviour?
BY PALLAVI BHATTACHARYA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |10/09/2016
Both controversies and a marketing push lead to a buzz on social media for a film. But should such manipulated discussions influence movie goers on what to watch,
The answer is usually yes because so many films are vying for attention. But sometimes, a film can make it on its own steam.
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The protest against TV measurement agency BARC  by NBA-affiliated English news channels has proved to be short-lived.  A week after pulling out of BARC and removing watermarking from their feeds they have quickly returned the fold and reinserted the watermarking.  That means the agency will now continue to capture ratings of other channels as well.  (Television Post)                         

The Quint reports that Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, has filed a civl defamation case against Arnab Goswami of Republic TV  for the story recently broadcast by the channel saying that Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar had been murdered.  He is seeking damages of Rs 2 crore from Goswami. At one point in the story Goswami referred to him as a cold-blooded murderer. Tharoor told the website that the case would be taken up on May 29.                        

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