BY SHINZANI JAIN| IN OPINION |24/04/2017
Otherwise the media can never portray the reality of Kashmir in a way that will help Indians understand their aspirations.
BY A HOOT COMMENT| IN OPINION |25/03/2017
When ordinary citizens are defamed by two of the country’s biggest English newspapers, what recourse do they have?
BY Neha Dixit| IN OPINION |02/03/2017
Neha Dixit received the Chameli Devi Jain Award for “Operation Babylift” and other stories. We reprint her acceptance speech.
BY RADHIKA RAMASESHAN| IN OPINION |17/02/2017
Largely ignored by the media, TV and print, until quite recently, Mayawati’s voters are speaking up at last. The BSP is in the fight in the rural seats in varying degrees,
BY JIM NAURECKAS| IN OPINION |21/01/2017
Apprehensive as they are about what a Trump presidency might bring, mainstream media pundits stoutly defend the legitimacy of his election.
BY JUSTIN BUCHLER| IN OPINION |09/01/2017
The Trump presidency will challenge the press and make nonpartisan journalistic norms difficult to follow,
BY THE HOOT| IN OPINION |28/12/2016
TV anchors with diametrically opposite convictions rode high, and Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter activism went global. But regional media barons ran afoul of parties in power, and a jailed reporter spent yet another year deprived of freedom.
BY JYOTI MALHOTRA| IN OPINION |27/12/2016
Congress’ Rahul Gandhi focuses attack on PM’s corruption and #demonetization, but is the rest of the Opposition buying?
BY BHARAT DOGRA| IN OPINION |24/12/2016
Anupam Mishra was a greatly respected journalist who stayed away from the limelight but wrote with insight on water and the environment.
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN OPINION |02/12/2016
The Finance Minister goes overboard in describing the media as a force incapable of looking beyond suffering to recognize a momentous transition.
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The Supreme Court today admitted a writ petition filed by Quint reporter Poonam Agarwal for a court-monitored investigation into the death of gunner Roy Mathew, to seek guidelines on the application of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) to bring it in line with the Constitution and prevent its misuse,  and to conduct an inquiry into the persistence of the 'sahayak' system in the army. The judges issued notice to the government. The Quint journalist  was charged with spying under the OSA and abetment to suicide under the IPC. Senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam and Adv Prashant Kumar appeared for the petitioner.          

Twitter-happy journalists of the Times Group have been served  a dampener by the organisation's  HR head. A circular says they may not use their personal social media handles to comment on news, politics, civic issues  or crime unless reported by the Group's official social media handles. Nor can they retweet their own stories unless the official Twitter handle has done so. Nor can they use their own Twitter handles to repost invective or opinions which may be against the laws of the land. Why? Because the personal opinions expressed are apparently hurting the "integrity and credibility" of the Times Network platforms.                 

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