The highly publicised treatment in a Mumbai hospital of an Egyptian woman with a rare disorder that caused her to gain weight raises ethical issues for the medical profession, and the media.
An internal email also shows Hindustan Times is distancing itself from the ‘Hate Tracker’, a key initiative of Bobby Ghosh’s that the BJP and its supporters were unhappy with.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
The police has reportedly taken four members of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura into custody in relation to Santanu Bhowmik’s death.
After footage from the US’s first ‘living room war’ shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Journalist is threatened after urging people to report the sexist video on YouTube.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Banning the game will not take away the many psychological issues that young teens are susceptible to – just the way banning heavy metal is not going to stop spree or serial killings.
“Gauri Lankesh has been a symbol of the struggle to practice journalism fearlessly and raise a voice for the underprivileged. Her loss to journalism and to society is irreparable.”
Kamran Yusuf was held in Kashmir on September 4 for allegedly instigating stone pelting, but has not been formally charged.
“We’re not being anti-establishment. We’re just reporting what’s happening, what has to be reported.”
On and off social media, sections of the Right not only applauded her murder, but used various false and questionable claims to say it was “justified”.
The forces behind her assassins have a list – and want us to know they will pursue it.
The closure of The Cambodia Daily is the latest chapter in a long and increasingly worrying tale.
The state police is now likely to order a forensic analysis of the bullet fragments and cartridges found at the scene in order to compare it with the material found after the killing of Pansare, Dabholkar and Kalburgi.
English is influential, but has limited reach; regional-language journalism can make a real impact which scares communal forces
Pictures of Lankesh’s body are evocative in entirely different ways for those who believe in the liberal values they shared with her and those who characterise her as anti-national.
Our response should not be to desist from speaking one’s mind but the exact opposite – Gauri Lankesh would have done that and we owe it to her to continue the fine tradition.
There is a backstory to the heinous murder of a fearless journalist but the future script is in all our hands.
The fearful symmetry of conspiracy cannot intimidate spirited voices like hers..
In the thirteenth episode, Urmilesh discusses the business of fake and sensationalist news and the need for media regulation with Anuradha Raman from The Hindu and poet and scientist Gauhar Raza.
The debate over how much journalists should reveal on social media about their political preferences has become even more relevant as the polity and society get increasingly polarised.
The Hindi news channel has been asked to apologise for a programme they aired in 2016 where they referred to various people, including Raza, as members of the ‘Afzal Premi Gang’.
The Dera Sacha Sauda chief is accused in the murder of Ram Chander Chhatrapati and the case is being heard in the same CBI court as the rape case.
The state-run Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication is going to build cowsheds on two acres of its land, to provide ‘fresh milk’ to students and staff.
From making the Board of Trustees more accountable to switching to the editorial collective model, there are several changes that could make running EPW smoother and more transparent.
Not only did the Sameeksha Trust give in to corporate bullying, but the fact that two editors left on bad terms indicates that the Board has not made an effort to connect with the editor or staff.
The middle class doesn’t have the foggiest idea that it is consigning its vital identity of being ‘the people’ to the ritual flames of evening television day after day.
The Indian Trust Act specifically forbids delegation of trustee responsibilities. Therefore, attacking the trustees for taking fright or capitulating may perhaps be a little inaccurate.
Colleges barred from admitting students due to poor infrastructure used middlemen to gain access to top functionaries in the health ministry for getting “favourable orders”
Vinod Dua and Hamid Ansari discuss the history, relevance and importance of Urdu in India at the launch event of The Wire Urdu.
The media school’s faculty members have protested saying that the rules would affect their academic freedom. New Delhi: The Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) is considering whether to adopt Central Civil Services (CCS) Conduct Rules for its faculty members, who termed it as a bid to “gag them” and an […]
According to a CBI investigation, medical colleges debarred by the Supreme Court paid health ministry officials large sums to try and get the order lifted.
Urmilesh speaks to senior journalist Om Thanvi and investigative reporter Neha Dixit about the selective allegations of corruption, media’s role in propagating the braid cutting scare and the attempted kidnapping case in Chandigarh.
The conduct of the Sameeksha Trust demonstrates that one does not have to be a Congress chamcha or CPI(M) apparatchik or Sanghi ideologue to undermine and devalue the integrity of a great scholarly institution.
The Sameeksha Trust responds to criticism that it compromised the editorial independence of the magazine in the face of corporate pressure.
The former editor of EPW has been accused of undermining the review process at the journal, promising higher payments to his close associates, and making inappropriate and sexist comments at the workplace.
A number of Twitter handles that were active in defending the industrialist when his Australia project came under fire have now trained their guns on Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
The Sameeksha Trust has not explained its specific issues with the Adani article, while Paranjoy Guha Thakurta has said he has evidence for all allegations made in it.
In a statement, the party has clarified that the sudden increase in Amit Shah’s assets is due to the properties he inherited after his mother’s death in 2013.