While Narendra Modi has frozen out the free press and not held a single press conference during his time as prime minister, journalists seen to be on his side have been adequately rewarded.
Our news is shaped by geographical and cultural proximity, the need for novelty, the frame of our existing narratives and how we value different individuals around the globe.
Was it inappropriate drafting or the firestorm of angry responses from Mumbaikars that led the prime minister to do what he has rarely done, delete a tweet?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Up until the 20th century, news ballads would be sung by hawkers to attract illiterate crowds and spoke of crimes, politics and even natural disasters.
“To speak in front of power is the courage which has been rightly given by the Constitution and you are the protector of it.”
Exposé raises questions about whether the sustained abuse and threats the senior journalist is being subjected to has official sanction.
Journalists and writers like Arun Sadhu derive their strength not only from scholarship but leg work, and moving among common people and not just among top-ranking politicians.
The statement from the international group mentions three Indian journalists killed in September as well as several cases of threats and violence. New Delhi: Three Indian journalists were murdered in September, including one who was killed while covering a protest that turned violent. In addition, several journalists and media […]
The TOI report was not only embarrassing for the Modi government at the Centre, but also for Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
Urmilesh discusses the police crackdown on protesting students at the Banaras Hindu University with senior journalist and executive editor of MediaVigil Abhishek Srivastava and senior TV anchor Amrita Rai.
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.