IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |16/03/2018
 The hilarious 'ABVP, why so creepy' song, needs to be edited to include AIDMK, it appears. The party’s Health Minister C Vijayabaskar upped the creepy quotient when he persisted in responding to a woman journalist's questions about a late night meeting of party MLAs with compliments on her spectacles and..
BY SHUBHAM VERMA| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |20/07/2017
A Facebook post by a Delhi writer is stolen by a plagiarist and then published by journalists too lazy to check or to find their own stories
BY GEETA SESHU| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |07/02/2017
While stonewalling their demand to broadcast news, the I&B Ministry has said CR stations can air AIR bulletins instead.
BY DEVI LEENA BOSE| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |03/01/2017
A decade since the last guidelines were issued, it is time to take stock of the situation and change the guidelines to make the processes more transparent
BY R SREEDHER| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |30/11/2016
The authors of the CR study have used purposive, not random sampling, with the sole intention of bringing negativity to the CR movement in the country.
How state governments, politicians, and indirect corporate interests have wormed their way into community radio stations, violating the spirit of the original intention.
BY DEVI LEENA BOSE| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |28/10/2016
Investigating community radio ownership--Part I. Out of 196 CR stations how many have been captured by government or corporate interests?
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |26/10/2016
When the media ignore tribals and their problems, why not train some of them to inundate the media with press releases so that their views are aired?
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |18/10/2016
….or so it would seem from shocked monitors who say community radio stations aired ‘’obscene’ and ‘vulgar’ content without defining what this means.
BY TERESA REHMAN| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |07/09/2016
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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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