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.
Up until the 20th century, news ballads would be sung by hawkers to attract illiterate crowds and spoke of crimes, politics and even natural disasters.
After footage from the US’s first ‘living room war’ shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Urmilesh discusses how both the print and broadcast media have covered the recent communal violence in the North 24 Parganas of West Bengal. Joining him for this episode are Sevanti Ninan, editor of The Hoot and Nidhi Kulpati, senior editor at NDTV India.
Trump called host Mika Brzezinski “low IQ Crazy Mika” and claimed that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” the last time he met her.
Tanzania has one of the highest rates of albinism in the world. The media in the country has an important role to play in protecting them from harm.
Terrorist attacks are more than ‘breaking news,’ but the media aren’t taking a comprehensive approach to exploring the underlying issues.
A New York City lawyer filed lawsuits on behalf of his two clients against Fox News on charges of sexual harassment and discrimination.
Media critic Jeff Cohen and Paul Jay discuss the critical role Roger Ailes played in creating Fox News, who died yesterday at age 77.
An interview about war and propaganda with the photographer of one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War.
Unlike the media in the US, Indian TV channels and newspapers have stopped taking risks, preferring instead to toe the establishment’s line.
Sonali Samarasinghe, a former journalist and widow of a Sri Lankan journalist killed in 2009, talks about what the UN can do amid the increasing attacks on journalists worldwide.
The Kenya Communication Authority’s new media regulations have raised worries about the government trying to control coverage of the polls.
In the fifteenth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about biased media coverage of elections and the central government’s much hyped ‘Smart Cities’ project.
The media has the power to influence the mindset of how an incident of rape is perceived through the manner in which stories are constructed. It has a responsibility to use that power well.
Several outlets have been critcised for revealing the name of the actor and ‘misreporting and sensationalising’ the incident.
Trump’s administration has launched an attack on the media showing a complete lack of respect for facts, terming false statements as “alternative facts”
Growing animosity against the Centre in Tamil Nadu has taken the form of anger against the prime minister, which many allege has not received its due share of media coverage.
Generalising a few complaints to indicate larger problems in the service tarnishes the image of the entire military force.
When the leadership of India and Pakistan move towards an improvement of ties, they will have to move in tandem with the unanimity of a supportive press.
Newspapers depict young women as “the public face of binge drinking” which leads to women being judged more harshly for drunken behaviour than men.
Global media systems cannot effectively contribute to social progress until opportunities not just for access, but also for active participation, are more widely shared.
It is the responsibility of non-Dalit journalists to be casteless and fight for equality in the country.
At the Ramnath Goenka Awards, which is organised annually by the Indian Express to celebrate outstanding work journalism, Indian Express’ editor-in-chief made some sharp comments during his brief speech.
Corporate control of the media is one reason given for the way the Indian media behaves, but that cannot be the full story
The media is supposed to question those in power, not happily go along with the official narrative.
A group of journalists in Delhi condemned the “press gag” in Kashmir, and warned against the fallouts of censoring credible news sources.
Despite the evident weakness of state institutions and accountability of elites, Guinea-Bissau is still a country that ‘works’.
Brushing Aside Criticism for Blocking India’s NSG Bid, Chinese Media Says Country ‘Still Stuck’ in 1962 War Mindset
Continuing to justify China’s stand to block New Delhi’s bid, Chinese media has repeated the argument that signing the NPT is a must for India to join the NSG.
Daya Kishan Thussu’s Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood lucidly maps out the complex concept in its historical, cultural and political contexts.
The local and national media has been irresponsible and reckless in reporting the drug situation in Punjab.
A press release from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority calls the Indian broadcast media’s terror coverage ‘crass sensationalism’. Senior journalists respond.
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 […]
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.
The media needs to be careful about what it reports and broadcasts when a terrorist is caught.
Social media on Friday erupted in outrage at the callous manner in which an accident involving BJP MP Hema Malini’s car was covered by the media