INDIA’S FREE SPEECH CHALLENGES—Part I. Films, television and public events ran into deletions and protests from a whole range of perpetrators in the last 15 months.
BY SHUBHAM VERMA| IN MEDIA MONITORING |09/03/2017
Why do some anti-dalit and anti-minority atrocities dominate the news while others are ignored?
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN ARCHIVE |09/03/2017
As Prashant Rahi is sentenced for life along with Prof. Saibaba, the Hoot reprints an article on him from its archives.
BY BANAMALLIKA CHOUDHURY| IN BOOKS |05/03/2017
A new book tracks down the women who stripped naked 12 years ago to protest against rape and rights abuses under AFSPA.
BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |25/02/2017
Dainik Jagran and Amar Ujala were pretty balanced but one striking failure was putting tough questions to politicians on behalf of their readers
BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |25/02/2017
Of all the parties in the UP election, the BJP received more coverage in Amar Ujala and Dainik Jagran, mainly because it had more star campaigners.
BY BASEERA RAFIQI| IN RESEARCH STUDIES |11/02/2017
Research abstracts on the Hoot: A section of the media has consistently glossed over the fact of mass graves out of bias or a desire to protect the armed forces,
BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |28/01/2017
Analysis shows that Dainik Jagran’s front pages and editorial stance backed demonetization while TOI was more nuanced and critical
Will the breach of privilege case and the challenge before the Supreme Court outlive dissolution of the UP Assembly?
BY TCA SRINIVASA RAGHAVAN| IN BOOKS |02/01/2017
The author interviewed several of those who troll. They belong to the lower sub-stratum of the BJP, which has a pretty sophisticated upper stratum as well.
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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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