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.
BY HOOT| IN LAW AND POLICY |08/11/2016
How did our durable democracy, with much more media on offer than several older democracies, get to this stage?
BY Sampad Patnaik| IN LAW AND POLICY |28/09/2016
By writing about a court ruling allowing the photocopying of textbooks in David vs Goliath terms, the media may have missed the logic of copyright and the damage caused by its infringement.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN LAW AND POLICY |16/08/2016
The Kerala government ups the ante by going to court over its refusal to disclose details of cabinet meetings under RTI, copying its predecessor’s stand.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |28/05/2016
It tries to make its earlier regulation more nuanced by proposing three models of zero-rating without discriminatory tariffs.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |12/05/2016
Like earlier regulatory attempts, the draft Geospatial Bill is yet another response by the state to its bafflement about the Internet and how to govern it.
BY SHUMA RAHA| IN LAW AND POLICY |29/04/2016
The Benegal panel recommends restricting the CBFC’s powers but, while welcome, this doesn’t go far enough. India’s 1952 law on films must also change.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |29/04/2016
The AAP has stepped in to pick up the whip which the Broadcasting Standards Authority should have cracked over the doctored JNU videos.
BY SMARIKA KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |08/04/2016
Using classification strategies to get legal sanction for new, controversial technologies is not unique or a one-off.
BY MUSTHAFA MUBASHIR| IN OPINION |06/04/2016
That’s the implication of a government form which insinuates that Urdu is the medium of expressing anti-national sentiments.
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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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