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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Journalists following up on a story on a secret diary that indicated the bribing and corruption of members of the Tamil Nadu cabinet by industrialist and mining baron Sekhar Reddy found that another diary was quickly doing the rounds, this time with the names of  journalists and alleged payouts to them in what is seen as a clumsy attempt to discredit their work. The News Minute editor-in-chief Dhanya Rajendran who quickly put out a screenshot of the offending page with the watermark 'Made by idiots' tweeted that journalists can make a lot of money if they want to but are here to do a job, with integrity!                    

Ravi Belagere, editor of Kannada tabloid Hi Bangalore, was arrested on Dec 8 on allegations  of hiring a contract killer to murder a fellow journalist, his former employee  Sunil Heggaravanahalli. Police found guns and ammunition in his home.  In June this year he was one of two editors to attract a jail sentence ordered by the Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly for breach of privilege following  allegedly defamatory articles against legislators. ( The News Minute)                              

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