The Hoot’s comprehensive report on free speech issues in India, released on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |03/05/2017
The World Press Freedom Index shows several European countries – model democracies - sliding in the rankings
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/04/2017
We analyse the reasons for attacks on journalists and who the perpetrators were for the period January 2016 to April 2017.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/04/2017
As attacks on journalists rise, so does impunity owing to the politician-police nexus letting the culprits off. Exposing wrongdoing is now very risky.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |12/04/2017
Journalists are forced to dictate or fax copy. Or beg, borrow and steal to get a connection.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |29/03/2017
The charges against Quint’s Poonam Agarwal are a heavy handed response to an exposé of the army's own feudal practices.
It falls for the specious arguments put forward for a media gag by three lawyers accused of sexual harassment.
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |16/03/2017
Several photojournalists were beaten and threatened by uniformed men on Thursday afternoon.
BY NUPUR BASU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |11/03/2017
“Velvet Revolution” is a 57-minute international documentary which profiles women journalists who have paid a high price for speaking truth to power.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/03/2017
Released on bail after one and half years in jail, he is full of plans to keep up with his ‘patrakarita’ and ‘samaj seva’ and tell the world about the plight of the adivasis in this strife-torn area.
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The protest against TV measurement agency BARC  by NBA-affiliated English news channels has proved to be short-lived.  A week after pulling out of BARC and removing watermarking from their feeds they have quickly returned the fold and reinserted the watermarking.  That means the agency will now continue to capture ratings of other channels as well.  (Television Post)                         

The Quint reports that Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, has filed a civl defamation case against Arnab Goswami of Republic TV  for the story recently broadcast by the channel saying that Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar had been murdered.  He is seeking damages of Rs 2 crore from Goswami. At one point in the story Goswami referred to him as a cold-blooded murderer. Tharoor told the website that the case would be taken up on May 29.                        

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