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#India – Mining mafia silence the media

The sand mafia has enforced ‘no reporting zones’ but the media must not ignore environmental destruction. M Suchitra, attacked for writing on the sand mafia, was interviewed by SAMRAT MUKHERJEE The sand mafia has attacked journalists and environmental activists across… Continue Reading →

P-Sainath – How Much Can We Forgo To India Inc ?

To the social subsidy whiners, please check corporate write-offs column P. SAINATH The TV anchor asked eagerly of Arun Jaitley whether he would take hard decisions or, in the case of a bad drought, revert to loan waivers and (obviously… Continue Reading →

Media coverage of Saharanpur Riots – Good rioters and bad rioters

  Compare TV coverage of the Saharanpur riot with print’s efforts and for once, the former did a better job. But look carefully at riot coverage in general and you find a double standard emerging, says JYOTI PUNWANI Posted/Updated Sunday, Aug 03 02:11:32, 2014… Continue Reading →

#SundayReading – Violence, voices and visibility #socialmedia #mediaethics

BY LAXMI MURTHY What are the ethical implications surrounding graphic depictions of sexual violence in the media? On the morning of a hot day at the end of May, the thick branches of a mango tree in dusty Katra Sadatganj village… Continue Reading →

‘Disgustingly Biased’ – The Corporate Media On The Gaza Massacre

Soon after Malaysian Airlines MH17 crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine on July 18, killing 298 people, the BBC website quickly, and rightly, set up a ‘LIVE’ feed with rolling reports and commentary on the disaster. This was clearly an important and… Continue Reading →

Praveen Swami & P Sainath quit ‘ The Hindu ‘

Both the senior editors have hinted they found it difficult to work under the new set-up. Swami to join Indian Express as National Editor, Strategic & International Affairs BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 15, 2014 (Left) Praveen Swami and… Continue Reading →

Letter from Islamabad: Inside the Deadly War Against Pakistan Media

By: UMAR CHEEMA | July 1, 2014 Geo TV anchor Hamid Mir took six bullets in an April attack. Credit: The News (Pakistan) They wanted to kill him but he survived with six bullets in the body. He was not a case of… Continue Reading →

Watchdog or Lapdog : How media ‘covers’ Modi

 Guest Post by Subhash Gatade On completion of 30 days in office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had no luxury of ‘honeymoon’ period. Any neutral observer would tend to disagree and can easily throw light on the great… Continue Reading →

Why Narendra Modi govt and the BJP stopped talking to media ? #censorship

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 – 8:10am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: DNA Party scans newspapers everyday to keep tabs on who is talking to the media; daily briefing by BJP has been scrapped BJP daily briefing (above, before… Continue Reading →

Soft #Censorship Of Media Condemned Globally

World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN) has strongly condemned “soft censorship” by governments and regulators as a “very serious threat to media independence and the very viability of media companies”. WAN, which is the umbrella organization of newspapers… Continue Reading →

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