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 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.
BY CHINTAMANI RAO| IN BOOKS |20/10/2016
It’s the season for media biographies, as NDTV and TV18 publish their life stories. If NDTV comes across as self-righteous TV18 is open about its sins of commission.
BY NANDINI SUNDAR| IN BOOKS |15/10/2016
The BJP, the RSS and the security establishment have been equally, if not more, successful in mobilizing both the mainstream as well as social media for counter-insurgency, including to malign anyone critical of the government.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN BOOKS |22/08/2016
A new book of essays by insiders chronicle NDTV’s role in transforming television news. They have compelling stories to tell
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN BOOKS |26/06/2016
'Candid Canvas' is rich in original documentation such as DD memos from an Engineering chief asking colleagues to destroy all material shot and used during the Emergency.
IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |25/06/2016
Shekhar Gupta in his Walk the Talk programme on June 24 told Anurag Thakur, president BCCI, that when BCCI reserves the right to pick the anchor for the broadcast channel they select for telecast of matches, that was the 'worst form of paid news' . He also grilled Thakur on..
BY PRASHANT REDDY THIKKAVARAPU| IN BOOKS |09/06/2016
Sue the Messenger is a breezy read by Subir Ghosh and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta of recent SLAPP cases in India.
BY JYOTI MALHOTRA| IN BOOKS |03/06/2016
Why did the mainstream media block out Rana Ayyub’s book on the Gujarat riots and fake encounters?
BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN BOOKS |15/03/2016
Whatever fixed ideas you have about the Chinese media vs the Indian, forget them. Both are constrained, in different ways.
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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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