In the fourth episode of Media Bol, Urmilesh discusses the state of Hindi media with senior journalists Ravish Kumar and Vidya Subramanian.
It is only the lapdog media which is safe in India today. Jump into and snuggle down in the lap of authority, strum the tanpura, like Narada did, and chant Narayan Narayan on the TV screen, and nobody will dare say anything to you.
Senior journalists and other eminent citizens have unequivocally viewed the targeting of NDTV as Modi government’s attack against critical media.
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.
Ravish Kumar on the dismal state of Indian politics and journalism
The formation of political opinions is not limited to how one accesses and consumes information. Familial and caste affiliations play a big role too.
Legion discussed potential targets in an interview, including the UIDAI database that holds the Aadhaar data of over 500 million Indians.
With HTTPS, our journalists are assured that the stories they produce will reach their readers in the form they were intended irrespective of how sensitive or controversial their contents are.
What are the technical, legal and jurisdictional issues around the recent Twitter and email hacks claimed by the ‘Legion Crew’, and what can targeted entities do to better protect themselves?
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.
This week’s column examines the creative ways, other than comedic skits, with which people choose to express political dissent.
Kumar tried to interview mime artists to help depict the censorship being imposed on his channel and raise questions about the state of freedom of speech in the country.
The sixth edition of the RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism also honoured T.N. Ninan for Lifetime Achievement and picked NDTV India’s Ravish as Journalist of the Year.
A press release from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority calls the Indian broadcast media’s terror coverage ‘crass sensationalism’. Senior journalists respond.
An attack on constitutional freedoms in India’s capital, but a gaping constitutional void in her heartland.
In a wide-ranging interview, the iconic TV journalist discusses his recent decision to urge the profession to break the mould of an anchor as an image of distraction and incitement.