The Kenya Communication Authority’s new media regulations have raised worries about the government trying to control coverage of the polls.
With fake news proliferating on social media, journalists and news organisations in the US and Europe are collaborating to come up with a counter-strategy.
The aim was to instigate hatred and violence against Muslims in India.
“In such a short span of time,” gushed India Today, “several initiatives have been taken by UP CM Yogi Adityanath for the betterment of state and to end corruption.”
In the world’s most overserved news market, Republic TV has many hurdles to cross once it goes live.
Saffiya Khan’s improbably calm stance – smiling, hands in pockets – in the face of a right extremist’s violent anger prompted Twitter users to dig up pictures of other women and girls rendering male anger impotent with their unfazed attitudes.
The Storm Lake Times won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for its coverage taking on Iowa’s powerful agricultural interests, including the Koch Brothers.
Demonetisation wreaked havoc upon the best quarter for advertisers but ad firms and media houses insist that the blip was a temporary one.
Pepsi was heavily criticised for coopting resistance movements for profit and using Kendall Jenner to evoke Black Lives Matter in its new ad.
Mangalam TV’s controversial story has invited sharp criticism from all quarters, with the state government initiating a judicial probe into the matter.
Journalists’ body alleges that the government and army are focusing on Poonam Agarwal to derail the debate on the controversial ‘sahayak system’.
Anasuya’s article looked at the impact of making educational qualification a requirement for panchayat elections on rural women.
With the Delhi police rubbishing the claims about Najeeb Ahmed made by a national daily, the practice of using anonymous sources to make accusations has come under fire.
Sandhya Ravishankar has been receiving threats and abusive messages ever since she published a four-part exposé on the sand mafia in The Wire.
Before checking the facts, TV channels jumped all over the alleged ‘fatwa’ against the 16-year-old singer.
Ever since the series came out, Sandhya Ravishankar says she has been harassed by online trolls and on the phone, receiving multiple threats of violence.
The decision by various TV channels to broadcast live an ongoing anti-terror operation on the last day of UP polling raises many questions about the intent of their coverage.
In the fifteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about biased media coverage of elections and the central government’s much hyped ‘Smart Cities’ project.
We often tend to trust a statement or an argument simply because it conforms to our already-held beliefs, regardless of the strength or weaknesses behind its rationale and the veracity of its claims.
‘The jurors were impressed with the amount of work put into her stories through travelling, collecting documentary evidence and cross-checking facts to give authenticity and a humane touch to them.”
The BBC has managed to widen the prevailing distrust between the forest department and conservationists who wish to research and critically analyse the Kaziranga model.
The media has the power to influence the mindset of how an incident of rape is perceived through the manner in which stories are constructed. It has a responsibility to use that power well.
Several outlets have been critcised for revealing the name of the actor and ‘misreporting and sensationalising’ the incident.
Mayawati has alleged that the media actively discriminates against her party, calling media organisations Brahmanical.
The editor of the newspaper’s website must not be made a scapegoat for an illegal act that was committed by others more powerful than him
Sevanti Ninan, Vipul Mudgal and M.K. Venu on what lies behind recent spate of media sackings.
The cases will be registered under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code along with section 126A and B of the Representation of the People Act.
The vicious cycle of corporate investments in the Indian media plays a major part in stifling the press.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor Media coverage of the Budget in an earlier day had a certain ceremony of passage in the country’s news rooms. Editorial teams would sit in front of television sets with notepads and pens to jot down news points as the Union […]
After Subramaniam Swamy’s objection to the name, ‘Republic’, Goswami was forced to change the name to ‘Republic TV’.
A journalist’s account of the perils of investigating illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu.
While editors, under law, continue to be responsible for whatever appears in the periodical they edit, more and more of the content is being removed from their purview.
The formation of political opinions is not limited to how one accesses and consumes information. Familial and caste affiliations play a big role too.
This article, and comments on it left by readers, have been taken down in compliance with an ex-parte order of temporary injunction in respect of an interlocutory application filed by Rajeev Chandrasekhar before the Hon’ble City Civil Court at Bengaluru on March 2, 2017 restraining us from providing […]
While several members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps have asked that the clause be removed, office bearers say they are trying to protect members’ interests and do not adhere to the BJP’s views of what is ‘anti-national’.
Paid news in the service of the nation.
Growing animosity against the Centre in Tamil Nadu has taken the form of anger against the prime minister, which many allege has not received its due share of media coverage.
Studies show that biased coverage – from jabs at the German chancellor’s low-cut dress to insinuations that Argentina’s president has a ‘mood disorder’ – undermines women in public office.
When the leadership of India and Pakistan move towards an improvement of ties, they will have to move in tandem with the unanimity of a supportive press.
Social taboos and hostile work environments have kept women away from joining the media in Bangladesh. But this is slowly changing.