By and large, coverage of the Sheena Bora murder has excluded a 2013 official report suspecting fraud in Reliance’s links with the Mukerjea-owned INX/NewsX group.
BY PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA| IN DEFAMATION |08/09/2015
BSES Limited, a company in the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), has sought a stupendous Rs 5,000 crore as damages from BCCL for a series of stories in August based on a draft CAG report.
After Reliance took over Network18, how have its TV channels fared as compared with rivals?
BY PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA| IN OPINION |08/03/2015
He could, and did, stand up against the might of the richest industrialist, the most powerful politician and the highly influential bureaucrat to uphold journalistic ethics and media freedom, like few before him.
Rajdeep Sardesai on Narendra Modi and how the media have lost the capacity to question him. "Journalists have moved from asking questions to taking selfies."
As the book 'Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis' gets a third legal notice the message goes out that just doing a solid journalistic job is not enough protection.
K.D. Singh said that while he did not want the Tehelka brand to die, he was negotiating with different individuals to sell the 65.75 per cent stake in Anant Media held by Royal Building.
A year that has seen a record number of working journalists lose their jobs ended with the Madras high court issuing an interim injunction restraining a management from asking employees to leave.
Given the runaway success of Puthiya Thalaimurai, its owners became ambitious and dreamt of becoming a national player in the highly-competitive market for television news in English. But they seem to have bitten off more than what they could chew.
"What Manu has verbally communicated to me is that Sanjiv Goenka told him that because of Hartosh, I am making a lot of enemies...political enemies."
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Both Barkha Dutt and NDTV announced on Sunday that she will moving on from the channel to do her own thing.  While she said,"It's been a super ride at NDTV but new beginning in 2017. I shall be moving on from NDTV to explore new opportunities and my own ventures," the channel she joined out of college and spent 21 years with issued a generous statement. It said, "In all her years with NDTV, she has been hugely productive and has grown with the organisation, becoming an acclaimed, award-winning journalist of repute...We are certain that Barkha will go from strength to strength and NDTV wishes her all the very best." Will the channel feel the same without her?

Is getting political gossip paramount for political reporters? It  seems to override all other considerations, going by an item in Jan 13's Indian Express column `Delhi Confidential'.  Journalists, including seniors, apparently throng Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's annual lunch for his insights into Haryana, UP and Delhi politics. Any journalist worth her salt knows that he faces criminal cases for his alleged involvement in the November 1984  massacre of Sikhs in Delhi. He was denied a Lok Sabha ticket in 2009 because of this, despite having won in 2004. Should journalists patronise a politician accused of such a crime?  Accepting his hospitality is one thing, interviewing him for his insights is another.            

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