Our media is not officially muzzled. But the spirit of dissent is being hollowed out bit by bit.
M.K. Venu interviews the former Union minister and editor about the big media’s silence on the questions raised about B.H. Loya’s death and the climate of fear in the Indian media.
Urmilesh discusses how corporations use the law to muzzle criticism – with M.K. Venu, founding editor of The Wire and The Caravan’s Hartosh Singh Bal.
Scores of journalists gathered to condemn the recent spate of killing, threats and violence directed at the press.
An internal email also shows Hindustan Times is distancing itself from the ‘Hate Tracker’, a key initiative of Bobby Ghosh’s that the BJP and its supporters were unhappy with.
“We’re not being anti-establishment. We’re just reporting what’s happening, what has to be reported.”
Urmilesh speaks to senior journalist Om Thanvi and investigative reporter Neha Dixit about the selective allegations of corruption, media’s role in propagating the braid cutting scare and the attempted kidnapping case in Chandigarh.
How have the Indian and Chinese media been covering the Doklam standoff?
Supporting senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s assurance to Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in light of alleged terror threats, Saifuddin Soz also said that the “absurd vilification” of Kashmiris was only leading to their alienation.
Ravish Kumar on the dismal state of Indian politics and journalism
It is the responsibility of non-Dalit journalists to be casteless and fight for equality in the country.
In the aftermath of Uri and the surgical strikes, atavistic calls for revenge blurred the focus on terrorism as the enemy of peace and development, as well as efforts to seek a settlement of outstanding issues with Pakistan through dialogue.
On this special episode, renowned author Amitav Ghosh talks about the lack of urgency in addressing climate change issues and its very serious repercussions.
Analysts see new phase, tactics in terror campaign of the Islamic State
An account of Indian television that is overly influenced by big industry players like Star.
“When your media talks up our border and says very tough words, we have to react to it,” says the editor of Global Times. “And that creates this feeling as if there is tension between the two countries. But this tension is not real.”
There’s something frankly post-modern about the nature of the small but effective #GoBackIndianMedia hashtag rebellion mounted by sections of Nepal’s ‘twitterati’ that sent the Indian media packing from there.