BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |19/11/2017
Holes, slanted and selective fact-picking, and weak analysis contributed to projecting an overly positive image for the PM and BJP
The FCAT is doing a good job of overruling the CBFC’s bizarre diktats but it could be less arbitrary about its own orders
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |12/11/2017
Two aspects of partisan commentary stood out: adjectives coupled with decontextualised statistics create an illusion of success, and favourable “facts” are mentioned in numbers, whereas inconvenient ones are stated in words.
BY RONEN PALAN| IN OPINION |10/11/2017
They tell us that tax avoidance is a booming industry, that secrecy prevails through trusts, and highly complex tools are used.
BY MANJULAA| IN CENSORSHIP |19/11/2017
The directors are indignant at their films being dropped but the reasons are somewhat more complicated than simple ‘censorship’.
A Scroll report that patients will stop treatment revealed a lack of understanding and objectivity, adding to the misinformation.
BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/11/2017
It’s not the crop burning, stupid. It’s vehicles that create smog and the media should educate the public.
People across countries say they avoid news because it depresses them, and they cannot rely upon it to be true.
BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN OPINION |05/11/2017
The NDTV India anchor has been exposing in relentless and riveting detail the shameful state of India’s universities
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,
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In observance of National Press Day today Rajasthan Patrika carried  a blank editorial saying that it was a day meant to celebrate independent  and responsible journalism. But in Rajasthan this was endangered by the black law the state government was seeking to introduce. It said it opposed a law which amounted to the murder of democracy.                                        

 Zee News has rolled up its sleeves  to do battle on behalf of the BJP as the Gujarat elections approach.  On Nov 14 they played the Hardik Patel CD at prime time,  and when it showed precious little that was incriminating the voice over said the channel was not playing some parts of the tape because it was not fit to telecast.  On Nov 15 Sudhir Chaudhary was doing one of his endless piece-to-cameras on the history of the Ayodhya dispute.                                  

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