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.
No explanation has been given and no editor is willing to take responsibility for having pulled the plug on the news item.
How have the Indian and Chinese media been covering the Doklam standoff?
Rádio Yandê uses technology, digital media and the global reach of the internet to combat stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
EPW’s trustees are fully aware of the current attack on free speech and institutions, including the media and universities. It is bewildering, therefore, to see these concerns completely missing in their statement.
The Trustees of the prestigious magazine should make it clear that they will back the Editor no matter what
The show was to run for a year but was cancelled within two and a half months by the management
Trustees say he acted unilaterally in replying to Adani legal notice; Guha Thakurta says they are not giving the ‘full picture’.
But the minister of state for I&B told parliament the public broadcaster was reviewing the RSS-backed Hindustan Samachar news service.
Worried about the threat of an expensive lawsuit by one of India’s biggest corporate houses, the trustees running the journal ordered the removal of articles critical of Adani Power Ltd.
The public broadcaster – which runs Doordarshan and AIR – has apparently been asked to give up its PTI and UNI subscriptions and rely instead on Hindustan Samachar.
Even when princesses lead, they speak less than their male counterparts, let emotion interfere with their rationality and have to choose between romantic domesticity and success in the public sphere.
A leading Gujarati newspaper carried a fake report claiming that the ‘real hero’ who saved the yatris was actually Harsh Desai, the son of the bus owner.
Surprisingly, neither the Prime Minister nor other cabinet ministers, tweeted in support of the home minister or retweeted his tweet – common practice in the BJP.
Urmilesh discusses how both the print and broadcast media have covered the recent communal violence in the North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. Joining him for this episode are Sevanti Ninan, editor of The Hoot and Nidhi Kulpati, senior editor at NDTV India.
In the fourth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the state of Hindi media with senior journalists Ravish Kumar and Vidya Subramanian.
In the third episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh speaks to eminent sociologist Vivek Kumar and senior journalist Tavleen Singh about representation of Dalits in Indian newsrooms.
The video is a edited clip of Trump’s guest appearance at WWE Wrestlmania, and it ends with a restyled CNN logo which read “FNN: Fraud News Network.”
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The types of reactions to any form of protest reduce a question of justice, which is objective and can potentially be settled, to one of bias and partisanship, which is always subjective and can never be settled.
It is only the lapdog media which is safe in India today. Jump into and snuggle down in the lap of authority, strum the tanpura, like Narada did, and chant Narayan Narayan on the TV screen, and nobody will dare say anything to you.
For decades, media organisations in the Northeast and Kashmir have been fighting for their right to exist and speak freely, without any support from the national media.
In the second episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh discusses the need for independent media with Vinod Sharma of the Hindustan Times and Nalini Singh from Nepal 1 TV.
The story of rural Indians being denied the most basic of necessities was reduced to an amusing anecdote about a minister and his government, making it seem like the rural poor do not matter.
In the first episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh, The Wire’s founding editor M.K. Venu and media advisor to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ashok Tandon discuss press freedom.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
Misrepresenting images to further political aims is a recurring issue – and Piyush Goyal’s power ministry is only the latest in a long list of those in power to do so.
The Emergency, imposed 42 years ago this month, holds lessons for the Indian media.
A free press guarantees the critical space where people respond to the government’s declarations and methods, and voice their criticism and dissent. To governmentalise the press through coercion would mean dissolving that space.
It is heartening to see that the media is standing up this time, sixteen years ago, most journalists and owners kept quiet
As sensationalism and the flow of ‘breaking news’ grips the TV news industry, we need to educate ourselves to distinguish the serious from the trivial.