BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN OPINION |23/07/2017
The EPW controversy shows that India’s public intellectuals wish to pay a minimal price for speaking out.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN OPINION |28/04/2017
But why? If Kejriwal is reformed he won’t win power on his own terms and seek to reform it – which, as we all know, was why AAP was born.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/10/2016
Is the channel suggesting that the army should not be held accountable?
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN BOOKS |11/11/2014
Rajdeep Sardesai's book mixes insight and anecdote to offer an analysis of the making and remaking of Narendra Modi.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/06/2014
The right to free speech belongs to journalists and not to media owners.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN BOOKS |10/06/2014
The word"aspiration" acquires a termite-like quality in 'Anticipating India'. It keeps surfacing in every possible context over its 516 pages,
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN BOOKS |17/02/2014
Why is the Indian media, including the group the author works for, not following up on some of the sensational disclosures made in this book,
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/12/2013
Is it ethical for editors and senior journalists to have consensual sexual relationships with their subordinates? After the Tejpal incident, they would do well to revisit the IPC amendment made this year.
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/09/2013
Why do spooks mostly feed us the apple-pie-cold-coffee stories instead of revealing information of the kind Gen Singh disclosed?
BY AJAZ ASHRAF| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/08/2013
Many Dalits enter the media because they believe it can empower their community. But discrimination against them is rampant in the Hindi and other language media.
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The National Herald has announced  that Neelabh Mishra, Editor-in-Chief of National Herald and Navjeevan, died on February 24 after a long illness, in Chennai. He was formerly editor of the Hindi Outlook until 2015, and became editor of NH in 2016. He began his career from the Navbharat Times in Patna, and launched Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998. Tributes to him on Twitter describe him as  deeply committed to egalitarian and secular values.                                             

The Hindu, The Times of India and  Hindustan Times reported the most controversial parts of the Army chief's Feb 21 speech on immigration in the North East and the growth of the AIUDF as a party. It was only Indian Express that reported a longer excerpt, in which he spoke of amalgamation rather than identification as a solution in Assam, and pointed out that Muslims had come to Assam with the Ahoms in the 1200s and had equal rights over the land. "Both these people have claim to the state of Assam and therefore to the North East region," the army chief said.  Why didn't the others report this crucial admission, which is rarely heard? Because it would have gone against the sensational headlines all the papers gave to their report of the speech? The headlines either highlighted Rawat's comparison between the growth of Badruddin Ajmal's  AIUDF's and the BJP, or his accusation that Pakistan and China were driving the illegal immigration into the North East.                     

            

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