BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/05/2012
The"national" media have been consistently lukewarm to the concerns of north-eastern India, but now it appears the neglect of south-west has begun.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/04/2012
The Hindu and Bangalore Mirror were the only papers to promptly record the questionable role of sections of the media in the events of the day.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |19/04/2010
Draconian laws, threats, violence and even derisive television anchors – all these are deployed to curb free expression of opinions.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN CENSORSHIP |19/04/2010
Draconian laws, threats, violence and even derisive television anchors – all these techniques, and more, are deployed to curb free expression of opinions.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/09/2008
Hardly ever are people who are actually in a position to illuminate the scene with the light of knowledge quoted in the press or interviewed on television.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN LAW AND POLICY |27/08/2007
There is still no sign that the Ministry recognises the need for an authentic public debate on media regulation, and the draft legislation in particular.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/03/2007
Several stories related to the conflict in Sri Lanka remain untold by the Indian media, including the situation of the embattled media in Sri Lanka.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN LAW AND POLICY |16/07/2006
Possibly the most important pre-requisite of an effective media regulatory body is that it be taken seriously by the media industry.
BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/12/2004
The challenge before the media is to move beyond clubbing what happens to women with routine crime briefs, on the one hand, and sensational stories, on the other, to cover "the greatest human rights scandal of our times".
BY Ammu Joseph| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/10/2004
The Gender and Media summit marked the culmination of the first phase of a remarkable process that has been under way in southern Africa over the past two years.
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ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    

Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                        

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