Media Resources For Readers For Journalists For Journalism Students Media Statistics Statistics Legal
Development Reporting Media Activism Media and Disability Media and Gender Media Diversity Privacy
Bachchan carps
Posted/Updated Monday, Jan 09 21:37:14, 2012

Amitabh Bachchan on his blog: "Why, just the other day I had a message from Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN IBN asking me if I could mention one of his programmes on my site on twitter !!! So . yes .. my numbers are large on Twitter . 1.88 million followers .. largest in India and fourth largest in Asia .. an attractive reach out to prospectives !!! But they are not large to put out your matter. I shall decide what I wish to and what I do not." 
 
 
 

BACK TO TOP

PRINT    COMMENT ON STORY EMAIL   
MORE MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS
The Maharashtra cabinet's  swearing-in ceremony was widely telecast live, with the BJP providing the feed.  Only some channels intermittently acknowledged that-- 'Courtesy BJP'. Since the Maharashtra Government has said it would pay for the ceremony but the extravaganza would be at BJP's cost, how will the telecast costs be split?   The TV channels are the beneficiaries, they  get their TRPs for free. 
A chief minister and his cabinet are sworn in by the Governor of the state, but The Hindu has an entirely a new construct on it. "Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao will attend the function", the paper said, in which case it did not explain who would induct the new team in. By printing a file picture of Sharad Pawar at the Wankhede Stadium, the venue, was it unwittingly implying that he was supervising the arrangements?

 
The Indian Express reports that the three-member committee which selected the new chairman of Prasar Bharati, A Surya Prakash,  included the secretary of the ministry of information and broadcasting.  In  2012 the current CEO of the public broadcaster was also selected by a committee which included the I & B secretary. Congress or BJP,  nobody is  making any pretence of Prasar Bharati's autonomy from the government of the day.

 
A spot near Hiranandani Gardens in Mumbai where J Dey, an expert on the city's underworld, and Investigations Editor of Mid-Day, was gunned down on June 11, 2011 is to be named after him, according to the minutes of Mumbai Press Club's AGM. " A decision has been taken" by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, and "what remains is just a formal declaration". Member Om Prakash Tiwari was "appreciated" for "ensuring" the commemoration. The trial in the case is yet to begin.
 
SUPPORT THE HOOT FOLLOW US
MEDIA JOB OF THE WEEK
DIGANTAR, a Jaipur-based voluntary organization that is striving to create a meaningful difference in the field of education at various levels and in different
Nikkei is a Japanese publication which covers economic and political news around the globe. We have a wide base of 3 million readers which include the top polit
POLL
Does India need an independent and autonomous public broadcaster?
Yes
No
Cannot say
 
Copyright2011. THE HOOT. All Rights Reserved.