ISRO scientists have separately claimed that data from a CartoSat satellite was used to assist with the surgical strikes and that they invented the lightest material ever. Why were these claims made?
Corporate control of the media is one reason given for the way the Indian media behaves, but that cannot be the full story
While the Russian media has a clear pro-Trump bias and the Arab media has shown a strong preference for Clinton, the Chinese media have consistently focused on the weaknesses of both candidates.
A North Dakota judge today refused to authorise riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
Beyond the personalities and the calculations at work in the NDTV-Chidambaram censorship affair, what we should indeed be mourning is the sudden death of liberalism.
The social media services shut off the data access of Geofeedia, the Chicago-based data vendor that provided data to police, in response to the American Civil Liberties Union findings.
Cyril Almeida reported on a suspected rift between civilian and military leaderships in Pakistan.
Why won’t the two candidates vying for the most influential policymaking post on the planet not engage in a debate on the science that impacts America on a daily basis?
“Our Army cannot be doubted or questioned or used for political gains,” channel staffers are told in an internal email.
The editor of the banned ‘Kashmir Reader’ says he was not even served advance notice about the closure.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
In January 2009, the journalist wrote an editorial saying that if he were killed, the government would be responsible.
Maybe there is some hint of a psychological truth in Batman donning the suit after his parents’ death.
The media is supposed to question those in power, not happily go along with the official narrative.
Visaranai, starring Dinesh Ravi, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss, deals with police brutality, corruption and loss of innocence in the face of injustice.
The MoD’s demand has no legal basis; no government body has the right to censor or screen news before it is published.
If the Post’s editors believe Edward Snowden should accept criminal responsibility for his actions, shouldn’t they return the Pulitzer won by publicising what he leaked?
Veracruz (Mexico) is the most dangerous place in America for the news gatherers, with seventeen journalists killed and five gone missing in the last six years.
The legal cases continue, but Shirin Dalvi says journalists have to keep writing.
While the government painted a highly exaggerated picture of savings from the direct benefit transfers for LPG, the mainstream media played along with this portrayal.
While security forces see photojournalists as “instigating protestors”, protestors often assume they are “government agents”.
Pakistan has been ranked as one the most dangerous countries for journalists. Shahzadi is one among several thousand ‘enforced disappearances’ in the country.
According to the Impunity Index, between 1992 and July 2016, 27 Indian journalists were murdered due to their work.
Embarking on an unprecedented drive to censor media, President Jinping has been explicit that media must follow the party line and promote ‘positive energy’.
Reporters are facing increasing threats of abduction, imprisonment, kidnapping and murder.
Even the curfew passes issued to journalists by the government fail to impress security forces who often react with force
Arms of bureaucracy used to paralyse function, says magazine that specialised in cross-border journalism
“Was it pressure from from the government that does not want any view critical of its failing policy of violence in Kashmir? “
The Foundation for Independent Journalism (FIJ) – the non-profit company that publishes The Wire – is pleased to announce the receipt of Rs 1.95 crore from the Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation in the form of a grant commencing August 2016.
Suhail Naqshbandi and Mir Suhail, reflect the painful life of Kashmiris today with incisive cartoons replete with dark humour.
Though no official reason for the disruptions has been forthcoming, calls by separatists’ outfits for ‘celebrating’ Pakistan Day on Sunday seem to be the reason.
Activists from the region have expressed outrage at the Centre’s assumption that people in the northeast need to be taught about August 15 and January 26.
Sreenath Sreenivasan has just been appointed chief digital officer of New York City by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Tunku Varadarajan interviewed him – over WhatsApp – on what the job entails.
The experiences of those who were restricting from sharing information on Facebook offer insight into how social media giants act as a final arbiter of what is appropriate and what is not.
No cause so lends itself to vast, horrific violence as Nationalism. The way he conducts his debates, and the fact that the channel Goswami runs is entirely moulded to a personality cult, all point to an unhappy state of affairs for India’s future.
Citizen journalism and social media have changed the way international news is covered, but they are no substitute for the seasoned approach and well developed contacts of a skilled reporter.
Many journalists in Pakistan, however, support the blackout. “Media is oxygen for militants,” said a former managing director of state-owned Pakistan Television, who declined to be named because of the nature of his new job.
“We can now expect some tit for tat for no rhyme or reason. If Indian scribes are turned out off China we too will lose our eyes and ears in that country. Not extending visas of journalists is a needless aggravation,” says Mohan Guruswamy.
An excerpt from Maya Mirchandani’s chapter in More News Is Good News: Untold Stories From 25 Years of Television Journalism.