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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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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