A section of the national media in India has come under fire for misrepresenting the present situation in Kashmir and for portraying a false narrative.
Editors, publishers decide on resumption of printing after assurances from chief minister, district officials of non-interference
Own up to the ban, Kashmir’s journalists and newspapers owner tell the Mehbooba Mufti government
Why the clampdown on newspapers in Kashmir is an unacceptable attack on media freedom.
Mili Gazette had published a story saying the AYUSH ministry didn’t recruit Muslim yoga instructors, which the ministry later denied and said was based on forgeries.
The cross-disciplinary curatorial website represents a pocket of humanity in an increasingly amoral, algorithmic internet.
The Ghaziabad PF scam pertained to alleged siphoning-off of over Rs 6 crore from the PF accounts of class 3 and 4 employees of the Ghaziabad district court. Six district judges, two of whom later became high court judges, were among 76 accused in the case.
Her mandate will be to examine and, where appropriate, investigate complaints and concerns that The Wire’s readers may have about its coverage.
The powerful and influential US media is deliberately blinkered and inward-focused in values, orientation and worldview.
“It’s the images that sell a film, if you don’t have those, you’re dead in the water. So we thought, what about the effects on big charismatic animals, the baleen whales that feed on plankton?”
Change, not stability, has been the steady state of news over the long arc of history.
The Assam assembly election results will be out soon and if the coverage we saw in the ‘national’ media during the campaign is anything to go by, we are likely to be treated to instant, distant and sometimes misleading analyses on what the vote means.
He deserves credit for popularising yoga as an effective way of physiotherapy but by making specious claims, he is doing a disservice both to himself and to his followers.
Independent journalist Subir Ghosh and Supreme Court attorney Karuna Nundy in conversation with The Wire about media ethics, the law and corporate harassment of journalists.
An excerpt from Sue the Messenger: How legal harassment by corporates is shackling reportage and undermining democracy in India
The sixth edition of the RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism also honoured T.N. Ninan for Lifetime Achievement and picked NDTV India’s Ravish as Journalist of the Year.
Employees cry foul as management fails to clear three months’ salaries despite repeated assurances. More than 20 staff members were not allowed to enter the office. Senior editorial staff also allege they were asked to go soft on BJP and right wing fringe elements.
The media is being called ‘lügenpresse’ by the right-wing, who accuse it of colluding with the government and sympathising with refugees.
An interview with the Indian Express’s Raj Kamal Jha and Ritu Sarin on the process – and importance – of collaborative investigative journalism.
In our contemporary age of instant polling and surfing headlines, there is a great need to be responsible about the first impression that headlines create.
A survey of the press coverage of the alleged Indian spy captured by Pakistani authorities demonstrates that despite more or less balanced reports emerging from regional and western media outlets, Pakistani newspapers have taken his ‘confession’ while in Pakistani custody at face value, and not questioning whether some element of coercion might have been in play.
Journalism demands detachment and objectivity that allows for dissent, disagreement and freedom of expression. In the absence of such ethics, it clears the ground for violence and does great disservice to the democratic way of life.
A press release from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority calls the Indian broadcast media’s terror coverage ‘crass sensationalism’. Senior journalists respond.
The practice of manufacturing events – and emotions – by setting up or recreating scenarios that can be photographed is undermining photojournalism
Margaret Sullivan on being a representative of the readers, the ethics in journalism in the era of digital media and more.
New Delhi: The arrest of a journalist, Prabhat Singh, by the Chhattisgarh police earlier this week has revived concerns about the state of media freedom in the Bastar region of the state where a civil war between Maoist insurgents and the security forces has claimed the lives of hundreds of people […]
While editorial independence faces challenges in the traditional media environment, the digital medium today provides space for independent thought and contrarian views, says Vice President Hamid Ansari.
New Delhi: Even as the Delhi Police on Wednesday questioned RTI activist-journalist Pushp Sharma for a second day in connection with the authenticity of AYUSH ministry documents on which he based his story on Muslims allegedly being discriminated against by the Centre in the selection of yoga trainers and teachers, […]
In perhaps the first case of a reporter or RTI activist being summoned by the police for circulating information that he or she maintains was obtained through the RTI process, Sharma was interrogated for four hours.
Villages across states are imposing mobile phone bans on young women in order to control their new independence and mobility.
Donald Trump has changed the face of media and politics alike. It’s a simple formula: new media + reality TV = new media reality.
If television debates resemble gladiatorial contests, it is not an accident. Informed deliberation and debates cannot be settled in 60 minutes, and are thus not conducive to the mode of hector and holler on primetime television.
New Delhi: In another example of academic autonomy and freedom of expression coming under strain, Amit Sengupta, a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi, has resigned after being issued a transfer order to IIMC Dhenkenal – a move he described as a “punishment posting” and a […]
“PTI will always be independent of political parties. I’ll be damned if I am going to compromise on this,” says Hormusji N. Cama, chairman of the news agency’s board.
In a moving letter of resignation from Zee News, journalist Vishwa Deepak accuses the channel of “toeing the government’s line” on JNU and “pushing towards ruin the careers, dreams and families of several students”.
In a wide-ranging interview, the iconic TV journalist discusses his recent decision to urge the profession to break the mould of an anchor as an image of distraction and incitement.
Times Now has accused The Wire of running a “factually inaccurate” story about the showing of a doctored video on the channel. The charge is laughable.
A legal rights group working to uphold the rights of tribals in Chhattisgarh has accused the state police of mobilising social organisations and lawyers’ groups to persecute its members and seek their ouster from the region.
Issues like nationalism and separatism are perfect fodder for television channels since they offer an opportunity to drive social media shares and ratings
Instead of taking up her complaint, local police have been intimidating her and asking her to prove her identity