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
There is no evidence to show that media houses are more sensitive to socio-economic problems than politicians. Politicians at least have to face their voters in the next election. The media have no such demands on their accountability.
The police accuse Santosh Yadav and Somaru Nag of links to the banned Maoists but rights groups say they have been targeted for their reporting.
New Delhi: Taking a leaf from the Congress party, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government has packed the board of an ‘autonomous’ Prasar Bharati with four part-time members who are either members or fellow-travellers of the ruling dispensation. The new appointments announced on Friday are: Ashok Tandon, who was media […]
Though two Al Jazeera journalists have been pardoned recently, the Egyptian government continues to impose severe restrictions on journalists in the country.
The threats to Nikhil Wagle’s life often worry his wife, but she will never stop him from practicing his kind of journalism.
This is a book about Rupert Murdoch – the most powerful media Moghul in the world – and his tabloid empire in Britain. He is someone who uses the clout of his myriad media outlets to browbeat, bully and destroy politicians he does not like, even as he openly […]
The race for TRPs is what mainly drives coverage decisions by television networks.
Mohammad Zahoor got out of the steel business just before the recession in 2008, selling his whole caboodle for $1 billion, and bought the Kyiv Post for $1.1 million.
New Delhi: Was it cancer or casteism that finally got Nagaraju Koppula, one of the few dalit journalists to make it in Indian journalism? Nagaraju Koppula, who passed away in April this year after battling lung cancer, was the first Madiga dalit journalist to have made a mark in […]
The Modi government’s attack on Sathiyam TV is another manifestation of the Indian state’s paranoia of the medium of film and television, and consequently, the irrational controlling impulse of the law
Amidst all the hand-wringing over a woman’s, and a society’s morals, relatively few bells have been rung about the ethics of the media scrum that has developed around the Sheena Bora murder case.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre as to whether it has set up a three-member ombudsman to regulate advertisements given by various governments and authorities in pursuance of its decision on the issue. The apex court’s notice came on an application filed by […]
The judge was keen to protect consumers from so-called “speculative invoicing”, where copyright owners send offers to settle claims for grossly disproportionate amounts.
It’s a short, powerful film and it hits you right in the solar plexus. Devashish Makhija’s Agli Baar (‘The Next Time’) marries the tools of modern communication—Skype, Smart Phones, the Internet—with the violent, sectarian corrupted, lawless ways of modern India to come up with a frightening parable of […]
The Indian Express has an intriguing story today about an offer the gangster-turned terrorist Dawood Ibrahim apparently made in 2013 to return to India to stand trial for his role in the bombings that took the lives of 257 innocent people in Bombay on March 12, 1993. According to […]
The show-cause notices issued to three private TV channels for their coverage of the Yakub Memon execution have no basis in law and raise disturbing questions about freedom of expression in the country.
On August 8, the Editors Guild of India condemned the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s issuing show-cause notices to three TV news channels for their coverage related to Yakub Memon’s hanging, terming the action as “shocking” and called for an immediate withdrawal of the notices. The Guild’s President N. […]
An investigation shows most of the students who were expelled from IIT Roorkee were from reserved categories An investigation by The Indian Express through interviews with members of the institute — professors, students and administrators at IITs — revealed most of the students who were expelled, were from […]
The media needs to be careful about what it reports and broadcasts when a terrorist is caught.
By clamping down on unauthorised contact between reporters and MHA officials, the Home Ministry is trying to make sure that the official or semi-official information (or spin) it puts out on a particular event goes uncontested
New Delhi: In the face of criticism by journalists, Home Ministry officials say that the new circular preventing reporters from meeting officers other than those authorised to speak to the media only seeks to regulate the flow of information by ‘converging the points of dissemination.’ This expression clearly has not impressed […]
Suddenly we find ourselves living in drab times. Our newspapers have given up their daily front page cartoon and our cartoonists have lost their punch