BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/01/2015
Shirin Dalvi, the editor of Urdu newspaper Avadhnama, was arrested in Mumbai for publishing a cartoon of the Charlie Hebdo cover.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN CENSORSHIP |30/01/2015
Shirin Dalvi, the editor of Urdu newspaper Avadhnama, was arrested in Mumbai for publishing a cartoon of the Charlie Hebdo cover.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN LAW AND POLICY |03/10/2014
In the first of its kind, a public hearing by the Law Commission on the future of media regulation drew forth divided opinions.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/09/2014
The national media did not quite capture the calamity of the Kashmir floods in all its myriad aspects, human, social and political.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |04/07/2014
Facebook's violation of privacy and ethics in its 'emotional contagion' research is causing a furore yet does not seem to have figured in Narendra Modi's talks with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/07/2014
Facebook's violation of privacy and ethics in its 'emotional contagion' research is causing a furore yet does not seem to have figured in Narendra Modi's talks with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |06/06/2014
The new government's silence on the spate of attacks on free speech is ominous.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |06/06/2014
The new government's silence on the spate of attacks on free speech is ominous.
BY Geeta Seshu| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |19/05/2014
MPs, who spoke up against the draconian provisions of the IT Act, are now in government
BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/05/2014
Almost every party indulged in the use of vitriol, which may not have directly exhorted violence but definitely lowered the tone and tenor of the debate.
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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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