BY Jyoti Punwani| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/09/2015
Violence is part of Hardik Patel's psyche. The media reports his talk of breaking hands and gouging out eyes but passes little judgement on it.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |22/06/2015
The coverage of Nestle's Maggi controversy was massive but unbalanced, with fulsome praise for the brand and irrelevant nostalgia. Its controversial record abroad was ignored.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |14/03/2015
The anecdotes about Vinod Mehta are legion. But for a vivid portrait of what it was like to work with him,
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |03/01/2015
When it comes to overt anti-minority actions by Hindutva organisations, the English press has rarely pulled its punches.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |05/11/2014
The media has lost its moorings over Modi and his team, as seen in the gushing outpouring over Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis. A critical distance needs to be restored between the media and the country's rulers,
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |18/09/2014
The use of the term "love jihad" by the media needs questioning, alongside other issues of why inflammatory remarks by politicians are reported and the treatment they are given.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |03/08/2014
Compare TV coverage of the Saharanpur riot with print's efforts and for once, the former did a better job. But look carefully at riot coverage in general and you find a double standard emerging,
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/06/2014
Did Narendra Modi really discard the traditional electoral ploys of caste and religion in his campaign, as the media claims?
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |04/05/2014
The Prime Minister's brother joining the BJP rightly made page one news. What about the brother of Sohrabuddin, killed in a fake encounter investigated by the CBI, deciding to campaign for the BJP?
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |20/03/2014
The blame for Arvind Kejriwal's failed train ride in Mumbai must go both to the media and his Mumbai office which organised the ride,
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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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