BY Hoot editorial| IN LAW AND POLICY |11/11/2013
What does the voter need more: opinion polls, or more ground reporting on what a party's performance is? One would imagine the latter.
BY Hoot editorial| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |13/06/2011
In a country where there is now more soft journalism than hard, J Dey, editor investigations of Mid-Day, has paid the price for risking taking on dangerous people.
BY Hoot editorial| IN LAW AND POLICY |19/02/2011
This Council is meant to make private sector broadcasting more accountable and the big question is whether the Government will bring Prasar Bharati under its ambit. It should.
BY Hoot editorial| IN OPINION |19/11/2010
Politicians are these ordinary guys doing a difficult job. They sometimes need help from those who can see things as they are. Like us hacks.
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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.                  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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