BY A HOOT COMMENT| IN LAW AND POLICY |06/04/2018
PM Modi and Smriti Irani need to tread wisely if their legacy is not to be a hasty one which does more damage than good. The media policy legacy of an earlier BJP government was a positive one.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |25/03/2018
When channels transgress and viewers complain, how are the complaints handled by the NBSA? It’s a mixed bag…
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN LAW AND POLICY |22/03/2018
First, though, she needs to curb trolling and the spread of poison on social media, including by BJP supporters.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |18/03/2018
One month after Zee News was ordered to apologise on air, pay a fine and remove a programme, nothing has happened. Channels continue flout norms, violate ethics and give partisan or fake news,
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |27/02/2018
It’s still there. And it’s still very difficult for women to get effective remedies. Stronger mechanisms are needed.
BY THE HOOT| IN LAW AND POLICY |06/02/2018
Can privacy rights be enforced against the media? Will the government now unleash a data protection authority on journalistic establishments?
Will journalism of the kind that published the Radia tapes, involving private conversations between private individuals, be precluded by a possible data protection law?
The new hate speech provisions will apply only when likely to incite an offence or threaten public order. But making them cognizable is a cause for worry,
Increasingly, MPs are summoning journalists to defend stories they consider false or defamatory. The list is getting quite long.
BY MANJULAA| IN CENSORSHIP |09/09/2017
Under Prasoon Joshi, the CBFC is trying to handle film certification without cuts and make life easier for filmmakers
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An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

The  Deccan Chronicle and Asian Age have reported that Parashuram Waghmare, the last of the six suspects arrested in connection with the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh, was her assassin. The confirmation is attributed to a senior official in the Special Investigation Team. He also said the same weapon was used to shoot Gauri Lankesh, as rationalists Govind Pansare and M M Kalburgi. The weapon has not been traced.The SIT suspects that three more people were present when Gauri Lankesh was shot dead at the entrance of her Bengaluru residence on September 5, 2017.                      

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