BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |18/10/2016
….or so it would seem from shocked monitors who say community radio stations aired ‘’obscene’ and ‘vulgar’ content without defining what this means.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/11/2011
Monitoring 1700 objectionable words? The Pakistan Telecom Authority's ill-advised decision to ban certain words from mobile text messages highlights the predicament of the would-be censor,
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |26/01/2010
A former Pakistani Air Chief appears in an Indian government ad. Picking random images off the net is not only unethical, it is potentially dangerous as well.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN LAW AND POLICY |19/01/2009
The Information & Broadcasting ministry’s 2008 year-end review is mostly a rehash of earlier year-end reviews and a promise of things yet to come.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN LAW AND POLICY |21/11/2008
If political ads are broadcast without the context of impartial news reportage and analysis by the broadcaster, it will achieve manipulation of news and views.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |22/11/2007
After years of struggle, community radio is finally happening in South Asia. But is everything that goes by the name really community radio?
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/06/2006
The Public Service Broadcaster has never had a woman Director General in its 80 years of existence. Perhaps it is time for a change.
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Around 1300 newspapers have benefitted from full page colour insertions by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting  commemorating former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  Some also got a full page insertion from the govt of Rajasthan. DAVP also worked to ensure that the blog the PM had penned got published, reaching out to some 125 newspapers late in the evening. Most of them obliged.               
Doordarshan News did not adhere to Prasar Bharati's existing police guidelines of not covering political party functions live on August 15 this year, reportsThe Print.  It telecast live BJP president Amit Shah's efforts to unfurl the national flag at the BJP headquarters. Unfortunately for Mr Shah DD only succeeded in telecasting to the world his gaffe in pulling at the wrong rope which made the flag fall to the ground before it was unfurled, reports the website.      
 
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