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Film tribunal’s rulings: good, bad and arbitrary

The FCAT is doing a good job of overruling the CBFC’s bizarre diktats but it could be less arbitrary about its own orders   [ continue reading...]

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Demonetisation in numbers—how statistics were used

Two aspects of partisan commentary stood out: adjectives coupled with decontextualised statistics create an illusion of success, and favourable “facts&rdq...   [ continue reading...]

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Four things the Paradise Papers tell us

They tell us that tax avoidance is a booming industry, that secrecy prevails through trusts, and highly complex tools are used.   [ continue reading...]

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Ravish Kumar’s magnificent obsession

The NDTV India anchor has been exposing in relentless and riveting detail the shameful state of India’s universities   [ continue reading...]

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Impunity prevails, but what is the solution?

In 50 percent of the killings of Indian journalists since 2010 there have been no arrests so far. We need to come together to protect our tribe,   [ continue reading...]

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GM food issue: PCI orders retraction

The Financial Express is forced to apologise for ad hominem insinuations about activist Kavita Kuruganti   [ continue reading...]

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Hadiya: a media spectacle

The life of Hadiya – confined for converting to Islam and marrying a Muslim - has become the property of her father, the media, and the courts   [ continue reading...]

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Russian meddling and American desperation

Last week, three senators introduced “The Honest Ads Act” to regulate political advertising on the Internet and plug the gap in existing laws.   [ continue reading...]

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Rajasthan's new ordinance may survive legal challenge

The Supreme Court’s shaky jurisprudence on Article 19 (1)(a) has provided a foundation for the legislature to push for more restrictions on free speech.   [ continue reading...]

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Hollywood needs more women movie executives

More women are graduating from the world’s top film and television schools and often outperforming their male counterparts, so why are they not in positio...   [ continue reading...]

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A brief recent history of media self-censorship

Are media establishments self-censoring more since this government came to power? Or were some equally mindful of the UPA’s sensitivities too?   [ continue reading...]

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This does not look like 66A through the back door

The new hate speech provisions will apply only when likely to incite an offence or threaten public order. But making them cognizable is a cause for worry,   [ continue reading...]

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How the Pakistan media fed Qandeel to the jackals

A documentary incriminates the media in the events leading up to the murder of Qandeel Baloch, a young woman with big dreams.   [ continue reading...]

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Implicated by the media

In the Aarushi Talwar murder case, the media had scaled new heights of irresponsibility by spreading canards and defamatory stories. The Talwars have now been a...   [ continue reading...]

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Murdoch and the tech Goliaths

Helped by their role in muddying in the US election, Rupert Murdoch’s campaign to whittle away Google and Facebook’s supremacy is showing results....   [ continue reading...]

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The latest trends in digital publishing

Publishers are losing direct traffic, regional language sites see an uptick, WhatsApp is India’s largest media consumption platform, and start-ups fin...   [ continue reading...]

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Deaths and attacks mount, protests also mount

October 2 will see protests across the country as journalists gather to protest killings. But to assess the vulnerability of journalists look at the attacks as...   [ continue reading...]

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The glacial pace of delivering defamation rulings

In two cases involving CNN IBN-Cobrapost and the ToI, the judiciary took 10 and 20 years respectively to decide cases of civil and criminal defamation.   [ continue reading...]

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Threats to data privacy from non state actors

The absence of a legal framework compelling maximum disclosure by corporations on their use of customer data, is dangerous.   [ continue reading...]

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The Privileges Committee is suddenly hyperactive

Increasingly, MPs are summoning journalists to defend stories they consider false or defamatory. The list is getting quite long.   [ continue reading...]

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