BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/05/2013
Fawning media coverage of actor Sanjay Dutt's conviction gave the sense of a man wronged.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/02/2013
Sadhus driving SUVs and complaints about mismanagement deserved more follow up.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/10/2012
Even as there is a horrific increase in reported cases of rape, the media is demonstrating that it needs to learn sensitivity in reporting this crime,
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/08/2012
People have been discriminated based on looks, caste, or language. Now add one more to it: body size.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/08/2012
By harping on rumours, the media's coverage of the recent exodus of people of North East Indian origin showed that it had little intention of seeking the truth.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/08/2012
The reportage on the massive power outage in 20 States failed to provide answers to people's most fundamental questions.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/06/2012
Incisive and comprehensive sports reportage is still a far cry in India.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/05/2012
Despite the stakeholders stressing the need to reduce tension among students when exam results are expected, most media reports do the opposite.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/02/2012
The mainstream media, which have shown unabashed obsession with celebrity illness in the recent past, fight shy of portraying the larger picture of health care of the Indian people.
BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/01/2012
The large media houses have been giving full play to every opinion of the Chairman of the Press Council of India even on issues that are beyond the purview of the council.
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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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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