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Robots, kittens and Netflix: Turkish curbs on the media reach ludicrous levels

But continuous censorship and regulation is becoming a potential catalyst for creative dissidence,   [ continue reading...]

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Pune girl livens up Republic Day

The girl got the Keystone Cops treatment, going from suicide bomber to aspiring pharmacist in 11 riveting days.   [ continue reading...]

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The right to privacy will impact journalism

Can privacy rights be enforced against the media? Will the government now unleash a data protection authority on journalistic establishments?   [ continue reading...]

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Press freedom in China: A decade of decline

Detention and imprisonment is a means to silence those working in the unregulated media sector.   [ continue reading...]

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Media underplays the pruned outlays

It was left to the politicians, not journalists to look closer at the actual numbers. And even when they did the Modicare math, they did not play it up.   [ continue reading...]

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The Post reminds us what true news should look like

In a space of three years Hollywood has produced two masterpieces which bring home the indispensability of a free press.   [ continue reading...]

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Its now Money Today

In the past five years TV Today has seen a sharp acceleration in revenue growth and profit margins.   [ continue reading...]

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Déjà vu: 'Mastermind' Tauqeer resurfaces

Over ten years three police agencies have contradicted each others’ claims about Tauqeer, but the press faithfully parrots whatever is put out.   [ continue reading...]

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‘Where is Prageeth?’

The cartoonist disappeared 8 years ago this day. His wife’s struggle to find him shines a light on Sri Lanka’s dismal record on enforced disappeara...   [ continue reading...]

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The media betrayal over Aadhaar

Patchy, inconsistent, unfocused coverage is what we got. Consistent investigative reporting would have told us long ago what we know now   [ continue reading...]

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Mevani, Republic TV and the solidarity in Chennai

Both refusals: the journalists’ and Mevani’s, can be seen as justified. Who then was right?   [ continue reading...]

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Mevani and ‘that mic’

Mevani’s rejection of Republic TV raises a question: if media houses operate as hate-mongers, are they entitled to professional access?   [ continue reading...]

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Freelancing: freedom or folly?

With more journalists becoming freelancers, it’s time to attend to the issues of pay, ID, and safety.   [ continue reading...]

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Framing Kashmir as ‘us and them’

The man appointed by New Delhi to restore dialogue in Kashmir says he has to contend with the damage done by the mainstream news channels.   [ continue reading...]

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Why new research must be better reported

Research-led stories usually start with “researchers have found”, with little mention of their names, institution and who funded their work.   [ continue reading...]

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But the same judges silenced past critics with contempt!

The Supreme Court’s promiscuous use of contempt laws towards criticism has led to the volcanic eruption of a press conference.   [ continue reading...]

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Ploughing their own furrow...

.....Kashmiri women reporting on issues unrelated to the conflict and a farmer’s daughter on local radio.   [ continue reading...]

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Internet shutdowns become chronic

There was not a single month in 2017 when an internet shutdown was not in force in some part of the country.   [ continue reading...]

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Sound and fury, signifying nothing….

That’s a fair description of Times Now and Republic TV’s treatment of dalits commemorating the Bhima Koregaon battle.   [ continue reading...]

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A good year in the courts for free speech

It’s been win some, lose some but some of the more significant rulings have been in favour of media freedom,   [ continue reading...]

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