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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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 one person dead in police firing.          

According to this report  34 people who were employed by  ABP Ltd through contractors for different departments, and were fired,  have been protesting outside the ABP premises for almost a month now but there has been no media coverage. Their troubles began when they formed a union in response to not being paid minimum wages by their contractors in 2016. Their union is affiliated to the TMC. They were fired after forming a union.The ABP management has not met them yet. Media outlets approached by the workers have declined to cover their plight. The Labour Minister has lent them a ear, but that has not resulted in any action.                     

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