BY SHUMA RAHA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |20/07/2016
To muzzle the internet at the hint of trouble is to respond like paranoid dictatorships. More safeguards are needed in the law invoked,
BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/07/2016
Kashmiris react with fury to the dubious or false stories that some media outlets have been peddling during the current protests against Wani’s killing.
BY FAHAD SHAH| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |17/07/2016
It is routine for Delhi-based media houses to parachute journalists into Kashmir when there is a crisis, demonstrating mistrust of their local correspondents.
BY MRINAL CHATTERJEE| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |20/06/2016
As part of a special series, the HOOT looks at Jam-e-Jamshed, the voice of the Parsi at home and abroad, but also much more.
How does one turn to the state to censor when an image does not have a single meaning, when the intention of the author is not fully known, and when the reception is multiple?
Between the state and some high courts, free speech is constantly under attack. The Assam Rifles order is only the latest in a string of diktats.
BY THE HOOT| IN CENSORSHIP |14/11/2015
“Would the Assam Rifles dare extend the same order to ‘national’ media houses?”
BY HARIPRASAD ATHANICKAL| IN CENSORSHIP |20/10/2015
…We don’t deserve your music because, in this new India, you are just a Pakistani agent.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN CENSORSHIP |25/08/2015
Two films on the Muzaffarnagar riots struggle to be seen as the censor board denies certification and right-wing activists disrupt screenings. Protest screenings of one of them are scheduled for today,
No tripods, cameras, books or pens are to be allowed during jail visits, according to new, draconian rules.
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 Reporter Akhilesh (@Akhilesh_ET) is a parody Twitter handle that has been trolling three ET journos for their friendly coverage of  Akhilesh Yadav and the Samajwadi Party in UP. Two of them have blocked it. Akhilesh (with the CM's photo) turned an ET reporter tweets:"Actually I'm finding journalism better & safer. I can continue making fact free claims & don't even have to worry about my job every 5 years." And this one alluding to the terror accused acquitted after 12 years in jail: "Raja Bhaiyya says even he can prove that he was in college while people were killed by crocodiles in his pond. Let me talk to ET office."                    

Former  journalist and human rights activist Teesta Setalvad who is a constant bugbear for the present government, and frequently the target of investigations,  is launching her memoir on Feb  24 at the Literature Live! event hosted and curated by Anil Dharkar in Mumbai. Titled Foot Soldier Of The Constitution it  traces her   experiences  during the Mumbai riots as well as  the Gujarat riots in 2002among other events and influences which shaped her life.    

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Saturday, February 18, 2017