The prime minister used his recent speech in Parliament to mount both an attack on the opposition and a defence of his government. But how well do his claims stack up? The Wire breaks it down.
The incident, which involved through the sifting of call data records as well, raises questions as to the extent of illegality within India’s legal framework for surveillance.
SpiceJet boss Ajay Singh, a long-time supporter of the BJP, is a man whose industry and political connections have crisscrossed more than once.
The debate over how much journalists should reveal on social media about their political preferences has become even more relevant as the polity and society get increasingly polarised.
It also characterised recent decisions taken by CBI, ED and income tax department as “attempts to intimidate and paralyse” the news organisation.
In the first episode of Media Bol, senior journalist Urmilesh, The Wire’s founding editor M.K. Venu and media advisor to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ashok Tandon discuss press freedom.
Confusion over what ‘free speech’ means stems from equating the two different senses in which it is used: free as in unconstrained, and free in the sense of not having a price or cost.
After promoting a morphed photo of Iwo Jima and a doctored video of Kanhaiya Kumar, he now cites notorious Pakistani website to target NDTV
It is heartening to see that the media is standing up this time, sixteen years ago, most journalists and owners kept quiet
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
In a speech on Friday, the senior Supreme Court advocate pointed out that the press and an independent judiciary were the only safeguards to an open democracy, especially during times of single-party majoritarian government rule.
Senior journalists and other eminent citizens have unequivocally viewed the targeting of NDTV as Modi government’s attack against critical media.
The government is seeking to muzzle media that is critical of the regime.
Discounting loans, one of the primary grievances the CBI and stockbroker Sanjay Dutt have raised, by itself isn’t criminal or fraudulent. How do the allegations stack up?
This week looks at why we’re so good at resisting facts that don’t fit our worldview and what that says about how we understand the media’s role in society.
“We have one message to those who are trying to destroy the institutions of India and everything it stands for: we will fight for our country and overcome these forces,” the channel said.
Multiple news outlets had quoted Sivathanu Pillai’s statements out of context. The last thing science reporting needs is fake news.
Punjab is the only state in which a BJP loss has been unanimously predicted.
The minister of state for finance said that a complaint has been lodged.
Legion discussed potential targets in an interview, including the UIDAI database that holds the Aadhaar data of over 500 million Indians.
What do the hackers behind the Rahul Gandhi, Mallya and NDTV account breaches want? Are they all part of the same group? How did this happen? Why did this happen? The Wire breaks it down.
The channel has pointed out that other channels and newspapers released the same information but were not penalised for the same.
News Time Assam has been accused of violating guidelines on ‘more than one occasion’
ISRO scientists have separately claimed that data from a CartoSat satellite was used to assist with the surgical strikes and that they invented the lightest material ever. Why were these claims made?
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
Beyond the personalities and the calculations at work in the NDTV-Chidambaram censorship affair, what we should indeed be mourning is the sudden death of liberalism.
“Our Army cannot be doubted or questioned or used for political gains,” channel staffers are told in an internal email.
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.
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.
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