BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |17/09/2012
As it clamours to add oversight of television and Internet to its portfolio, we need to see what it did to regulate the print media last year.
BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |08/08/2012
COVERING THE STATES- PART IV: Prioritizing politics, crime and sports, major English dailies have shown little concern for other big areas.
BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |07/08/2012
COVERING THE STATES- PART III: Political personalities drive political stories with Mamata Banerjee receiving 33.7 percent of all political coverage in all five newspapers.
BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |23/07/2012
COVERING THE STATES- Part II: Two months of monitoring national newspapers shows that 76 per cent of the total sports coverage was on IPL stories.
BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |16/07/2012
COVERING THE STATES- Part I: A two month scan of states coverage in 5 newspapers shows that The Hindu does a better job than the others.
BY Indira Akoijam| IN STATISTICS |25/06/2012
This list includes IRS figures (the Indian Readership Survey is conducted every year for four quarters by the Media Research User's Council), circulation figures from Registrar for Newspapers of India, breakup of circulation figures from Audit Bureau
BY Indira Akoijam| IN STATISTICS |04/04/2012
This list includes TAM figures from TAM Media Research, list of FM channels from the website of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, radio industry figures from FICCI- KPMG reports and list of AIR stations from the websites of All India Radio an
BY Indira Akoijam| IN STATISTICS |04/04/2012
This list includes TAM figures from TAM Media Research, list of TV channels from the website of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, data on cable operators released by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the television industry figures from
BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |10/02/2012
Reprimanding news channels in the form of censures and asking them to air apologies are not enough to put a noose around erring channels.
BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |10/02/2012
How is self regulation of television in India working? Does it have the capacity to rein in wayward channels? Do the self regulatory mechanisms set up by the industry have bite? Or do they merely rap offenders on the knuckles?
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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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