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 AMRIT DHILLON| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |06/12/2016
A new report says that press freedom has declined to its lowest point in 12 years and, this time, some European countries are in the dock.
Twitter’s track record in cracking down on abuse, trolls, and fake accounts is the result of its indifference, its policies, and ineffective handling.
BY HILAL MIR| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |17/11/2016
Rescind the NDTV ban but continue the six-week ban on Kashmir Reader. This discrepancy is just a small part of the differential treatment Kashmir journalists face.
BY AUNOHITA MOJUMDAR| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |14/11/2016
The editor’s farewell piece from ‘Fact and Fiction’ the last issue of Himal in its current incarnation.
BY SAI VINOD| IN LAW AND POLICY |14/11/2016
Government bans on TV won’t go away. They have been around for 12 years, and a sustained campaign against bans as a method of regulation is the only solution.
IN MEDIA FREEDOM |07/11/2016
The news media are a vital line of defence with regard to the invaluable right to expression, speech, information and dissent.
BY RAJESH SINHA| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |05/11/2016
The channel stands accused of revealing “sensitive strategic information” when an operation was in progress. But does the charge stick and if so does it apply only to NDTV?
BY SURAJKUMAR THUBE| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |05/11/2016
This crackdown on NDTV is a continuation of the media gagging prevalent in the Kashmir valley. But the issue gains more credence when it happens in Lutyens Delhi.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |25/10/2016
It all comes round again - political thugs dictating what film, play, or concert can go ahead. Karan Johar is just the latest to surrender to threats.
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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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