BY PUSHPA ACHANTA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |11/07/2017
From fallacious reporting to threats, some sections of Karnataka media have made lives of two young women miserable
BY PUSHPA ACHANTA| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |12/01/2017
The regional media allow discrimination against women and dalits to flourish, a Network of Women in Media conference was told recently.
BY PUSHPA ACHANTA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/10/2016
The channel’s insensitive depiction of transgenders has put them at greater risk of violence and hostility, angering an already vulnerable community.
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Paid news falls within the citizen's right to free speech and the Election Commission has no business trying to stop it, according to the Delhi High Court. ET reports that while the EC thinks paid news is a major challenge to conducting free and fair elections, and 15 cases of paid news were identified in the recently concluded Karnataka polls, the HC says the EC's remit is confined to the poll expenditure of a candidate, and not the content of the advertising s/he spends on.                                                             

Journalists covering the ongoing protest of residents of the coastal town of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu were at the receiving end of police violence and found their cameras and cellphones snatched. The residents were demanding immediate closure of Vedanta Sterlite's copper operations and the agitation turned bloody, leaving 9 persons dead in police firing.          

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