Scores of journalists gathered to condemn the recent spate of killing, threats and violence directed at the press.
They should – if they have any iota of self-respect – resign from the trust and make way for new members who have more guts than them to resist the aggression of corporate billionaires on EPW.
Not only did the Sameeksha Trust give in to corporate bullying, but the fact that two editors left on bad terms indicates that the Board has not made an effort to connect with the editor or staff.
The conduct of the Sameeksha Trust demonstrates that one does not have to be a Congress chamcha or CPI(M) apparatchik or Sanghi ideologue to undermine and devalue the integrity of a great scholarly institution.
The Sameeksha Trust responds to criticism that it compromised the editorial independence of the magazine in the face of corporate pressure.
The former editor of EPW has been accused of undermining the review process at the journal, promising higher payments to his close associates, and making inappropriate and sexist comments at the workplace.
A number of Twitter handles that were active in defending the industrialist when his Australia project came under fire have now trained their guns on Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
The Sameeksha Trust has not explained its specific issues with the Adani article, while Paranjoy Guha Thakurta has said he has evidence for all allegations made in it.
A selection of the past week’s multimedia stories.
In an open letter to Sameeksha Trust, the renowned social scientist has questioned the trust’s position on recent events at EPW and their decision to take down an article on the Adani Group.
Former Economic and Political Weekly editor Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks to M.K. Venu about his meeting with the board of the Sameeksha Trust (which runs the journal) about the Adani article that led to his resignation.
In the seventh episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the resignation of Mayawati, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Nikhil Wagle with Rajdeep Sardesai, consulting editor at the India Today group, and senior journalist Arati R. Jerath.
More than 150 academics have questioned the decisions to remove an article on the Adani Group from the EPW website and impose restrictions on the editor.
EPW’s trustees are fully aware of the current attack on free speech and institutions, including the media and universities. It is bewildering, therefore, to see these concerns completely missing in their statement.
The Trustees of the prestigious magazine should make it clear that they will back the Editor no matter what
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Trustees say he acted unilaterally in replying to Adani legal notice; Guha Thakurta says they are not giving the ‘full picture’.
Worried about the threat of an expensive lawsuit by one of India’s biggest corporate houses, the trustees running the journal ordered the removal of articles critical of Adani Power Ltd.
One article by Somesh Kumar Mathur has copied the entirety of a paper by Jean Drèze. His other work also includes several instances of plagiarism.
Sue the Messenger by Subir Ghosh and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is not only a chronicle of legal harassment by corporates of investigative journalists who write about their questionable practices, but also of the resistance against it.
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.
A press release from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority calls the Indian broadcast media’s terror coverage ‘crass sensationalism’. Senior journalists respond.
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 […]