Television news in the southern part of the country has largely become the preserve of the various political dynasties, with a glut of channels acting as mouthpieces of the owners rather than objective news broadcasters.
T S Sudhir
brings us the true picture.
The governments counter-affidavit in a recent suit could strip the ECI of its power to disqualify candidates for fraudulent accounts or put an end to the pandemic of paid news.
reports on civil society attempts to stop the subversion of the ECs powers.
In a desperate bid to outdo each other in television rating points, regional news channels are increasingly resorting to celebrity coverage
bordering on tabloid journalism that infringes the right to individual privacy.
B S Nagaraj
comments on the trend.
The pervasive tendency to speculate and insinuate involvement of individuals and selective groups in instances of terror, without authentication or references to source of information, is not only an unfair attack on those implicated but against the very essence of journalism.
Despite a political decision to drop charges against Kannada TV reporter Naveen Soorinje,
he continues to remain in prison. A PIL filed soon after the decision has put the case in limbo.
Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya
tracks and analyses the developments.
The Delhi High Court's dismissal of Ashok Chavan's petition and the CIC's orders to the Press Council to make its report on 'paid news'
public promise many blushes for Big Media and platinum-tier politicians, writes
In mid-June, the Election Commmission of India directed Chief Electoral Officers of all states and Union Territories to enforce the law against "paid news" during elections.
The institutionalised racket has been running into hundreds of crores of rupees.
brings you up to speed.
The terror attacks have raised numerous questions of media ethics, values and news-gathering methods. While the government and politicians
faced the wrath of the public, the media too was under the lens.
If our media can provide regular updates on the
stock markets, foreign exchange and
bullion rates, weather, pollution, etc.,
surely they can add a poverty watch? The
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty passed on 17 October, and
scanned the national press from Bangalore.
How relevant is the argument of a threat to freedom of the press in cases where the
financial interests of a media baron could ostensibly conflict with that of the
public? The question resurfaced recently in Andhra Pradesh over the Eenadu-Margadarsi
B P Sanjay.
A homely looking woman in her late fifties has for years run a small-scale business doing what is widely seen as a man's job --
providing computer hardware to companies. But she does not make the local news. A culture of community journalism in the English
newspapers is missing and is much needed, says
A flurry of activities of senior citizen associations and related news coverage usually herald
the International (and National) Day of Older Persons, annually observed on 1 October since 1990. However,
it will take much more to focus serious attention on the world's fastest growing population