BY SAI VINOD| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |04/07/2018
NDA government cuts ads to the Indian Express second year running, and leading Hindi newspapers get more by way of advertising than leading English ones.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |02/05/2018
Free Speech in 2018: Murder, violence, threats, gags, and policy clampdowns – that’s how the year started.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |13/03/2018
With party ads playing a big role, the issue for the media is how to ensure a level playing field so that money does not decide the election outcome. But civil society placed ads too.
IN SPECIAL REPORTS |20/01/2018
The Hoot’s annual report attempts a state-wise overview of the climate for media freedom and free speech.
In a bad year for creative freedom an astonishing variety of reasons were cited for censorship, even as the courts upheld filmmakers’ rights in some cases.
BY MANJULAA| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |27/07/2017
Short films have taken time to get to centrestage in India but looks like they are here to stay,
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.
Will the breach of privilege case and the challenge before the Supreme Court outlive dissolution of the UP Assembly?
BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |20/12/2016
What are the factors that decide whether and where tribal language publications flourish? Some of the answers are surprising.
BY ANJALI PURI| IN ARCHIVE |05/11/2016
Well-spoken executives offering well-packaged stories also came in to pitch for new players who needed to build profiles, influence policy and defuse criticism.
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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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