"Shrinking space for dissent"

IN Videos | 22/02/2016
 
 
The BG Verghese memorial lecture by Gopal Gandhi, March 19, 2015 at the Indian International Centre, New Delhi.
 
 
A panel discussion on Shrinking space for Dissent, March 19, 2015.
 
Panelists: Siddharth Varadarajan, Shubha Mudgal, Ashok Malik, Nilanjana Roy.
 
 
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Arnab Goswami's Newshour episodes of last summer have come under the scrutiny of of the UK broadcast regulator, Ofcom. Times Global is a licensee in the UK because its channel is shown there. This  long, civil post mortem of 19 episodes in August and September of Newshour viewed by the regulator holds them  in breach of one of its rules which require adequate alternative viewpoints to be provided. Several instances of Goswami's fulminations against Pakistan's government are cited. One of the pleas made in its own defence by the broadcaster was that the presenter had left the channel and had been replaced by one who had "a very different approach". (indiantelevision.com)                                           

ET Now is reported to have started a process of laying off employees, and plans to replace them with free lancers. Eight people in the Delhi bureau were given pink slips last week and some in smaller bureaus. These are at the desk, and also include cameramen and OB van personnel.                         

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