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
The Zika-Zica mix-up is simply the latest in a line of corporate branding failures
In honour of Krishna Raj, the Anusandhan Trust established the Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture series on Health and Social Sciences. This year’s lecture is being delivered by Dr Eric Suba on February 4, 2016 in Mumbai.
“For a senior journalist to be threatened in such a manner is deplorable. It is a brazen attack on freedom of expression, and the Editors Guild of India finds this mob mentality to silence those with divergent views unacceptable”.
Journalist, researcher and public intellectual, he will succeed C. Rammannohar Reddy, under whose editorship India’s most prestigious social sciences journal reached new heights New Delhi: The Sameeksha Trust, which publishes the Economic and Political Weekly, has decided to appoint the well-known journalist and researcher, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the journal’s […]
Charlie Hebdo has been at it again. The sombre anthems and sober reflections of the anniversary commemorations of January 2015’s terrorist attacks have barely subsided, and once again the provocative magazine is engulfed in a controversy of its own making. This time, it is a cartoon imagining Aylan […]
“It took me some time to figure out that the children were exchanging audio and video files employing Bluetooth available on their mobiles.”
New Delhi: Questions concerning free speech have been central to public discussion in 2015. The Hoot’s annual free speech report, Free Speech in India 2015, provides a detailed calendar of all events relevant to the freedom of speech in a year when numerous political, legal and technological changes […]
After witnessing the overwhelming popularity of Star Wars, director Francis Ford Coppola told George Lucas he should start his own religion. Lucas laughed him off, but Coppola may have been onto something. Indeed, the Star Wars saga taps into the very storytelling devices that have structured myths and […]
India’s first emergency community radio goes on air in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu.
An interview with the well-known political cartoonist, E.P. Unny, who points to a new challenge in the time of faith-packaged politics: How do you do a cartoon that demolishes the politics without any collateral damage to faith, which might mean a great deal to the best of readers?
How does a free media handle press releases from increasingly faction ridden underground organisations which often amount to threats issued to individuals under the shadow of the gun on individuals and business establishments?
The news channel has suspended a reporter for editorialising in a tweet on US policy towards refugees. But her crime wasn’t that she expressed an opinion. It’s that she expressed the wrong opinion.
An insider’s account by Ambassador Satyabrata Pal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s controversial visit to the United Kingdom in the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots – published by The Wire on Tuesday – has been restored to Facebook, a day after the social networking service erased the story […]
The following is the text of a public statement issued by the Editors of six newspapers in Nagaland – the Nagaland Post, Nagaland Page, Morung Express, Eastern Mirror, Tir Yimyim and Capi – on November 15, 2015. On October 25 2015, the Editors of five Nagaland-based media houses were issued a notification by […]
Note: this article may contain spoilers for those unfamiliar with the story. In the new movie Spotlight, there’s a wonderful scene where a reporter is seeking documents in a courthouse. The building is a dreary linoleum monument to The Way Things Are. In the scene, a recalcitrant clerk […]
Every time you read an article on The New York Times, your browsing history could be disseminated to as many as 44 third-party domains.
Republished with permission from The Intercept. The BBC loves to boast about how “objective” and “neutral” it is. But a recent article, which it was forced to change, illustrates the lengths to which the British state-funded media outlet will go to protect one of the U.K. government’s closest allies, […]
Journalists are joining unions for many reason, especially for editorial freedoms and not every media house is happy about it