BY hoot| IN OPINION |31/12/2014
George Verghese took intellectual positions that defied consistent labeling. He was dubbed a stateist on some issues, anti-establishment on others.
BY hoot| IN LAW AND POLICY |15/08/2014
THE MEDIA REGULATION DEBATE: Do TRAI's latest set of recommendations constitute regulatory overreach or an attempt at vital reform?
BY hoot| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |30/05/2014
One of the recent irritants in the run up to RIL's formal takeover of Network 18 and TV 18 has been the coverage of AAP by its news channels.
BY hoot| IN LAW AND POLICY |04/03/2014
TRAI is grappling with issues of media freedom and media ownership and wondering if a wall between boardroom and newsroom is possible. Meanwhile a trail of leaked emails from Goa illustrates the problem.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/12/2013
Prejudiced media depictions add to the problems that communities with alternate sexuality already have. So they are organising themselves and reaching out to the media.
BY hoot| IN OPINION |26/05/2013
In a very unusual move to put it mildly the Times Group sent a legal notice to the journalist who wrote the piece but not the newspaper which published it.
BY hoot| IN OPINION |13/03/2013
Journalists will be competent and incompetent, rascals and angels, regardless of which institutions they come out of.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |25/12/2012
In jail for the past 50 days for covering the Mangalore homestay raid, Naveen Soorinje's bail application was rejected yet again, today.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/12/2012
The lid is off the can of worms, they've climbed out, and things are unlikely to be the same again. Which can only do the Indian media a world of good.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/10/2012
No fancy broadcasting laws are needed to penalise bad ethics if there is proof of a criminal offence.
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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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