BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN OPINION |25/03/2016
Why do TV channels choose ex-cricketers with a less than glorious track record to commentate on the glorious game?
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |04/03/2016
A portal called The Better India which carries only good news gets over four million hits a month. Get inspired by their stories.
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/02/2016
Dancing a jig on TV, firing in the air, disco-dancing –politicians seem to have become bolder and more open.
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/01/2016
The media overcame its scepticism of the odd-even scheme to publicise and support the scheme in a big way.
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN OPINION |13/01/2016
TV godmen thrive and astrology is embedded in the papers. But neither media, politicians, nor courts want to curb the mumbo-jumbo epidemic,
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN OPINION |27/12/2015
The Supreme Court’s 66A ruling earlier this year bolstering free speech was widely applauded. Its downside, though, is torrential abuse on social media,
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/12/2015
Was the juvenile brutalised by his depiction? Do the facts of the case fly in the face of the media myth-making?
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/12/2015
If anchors would do some homework before launching into shrill debates, the outcome would be more informative for viewers,
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/03/2014
There is nothing wrong if a politician is suggesting that certain issues should be highlighted or a helpful anchor is giving helpful suggestions for an interview as long as the basic thrust and thought of the interview is not diluted,
BY AMITABH SRIVASTAVA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/02/2014
It is unfortunate that when both Modi and the Congress were trying to bury the communal issues, the anchor of the most popular show has resurrected the ghosts of 1984 riots once again,
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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           

 

The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

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