BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/01/2017
Now that the Express has turned up some hard evidence, will Google searches on this story continue to yield spectacularly sparse results,
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/12/2016
Sedition, defamation, censorship, internet shutdowns—the year saw the courts being tested on a range of freedom of expression issues.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN OPINION |02/12/2016
The Finance Minister goes overboard in describing the media as a force incapable of looking beyond suffering to recognize a momentous transition.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/10/2016
If Indian cities have a massive pollution problem staring them in the face how much more should newsrooms be doing,
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |08/10/2016
The director of BBC Radio resigns, concerned over the impact of technology on journalism. The Prasar Bharati CEO resigns, amid concerns about decisions which impact revenue.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |13/07/2016
Peace TV, at least to the casual viewer, is about advocating being a suffocatingly good Muslim rather than a murderous one.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/05/2016
Does goondagiri and corruption loom much larger for journalists than it does for voters? Is that why they missed the Mamata sweep,
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/05/2016
Eleven months after the uproar over his death, court pronouncements and govt promises, there is neither chargesheet nor arrest in the case of Jagendra Singh.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/03/2016
Police are increasingly dispensing with due process in handling offences involving media,
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN BOOKS |15/03/2016
Whatever fixed ideas you have about the Chinese media vs the Indian, forget them. Both are constrained, in different ways.
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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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