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.
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