BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |11/06/2015
The channels in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have nailed their colours to their antennae over the Reddy bribing scandal
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |08/10/2014
Numerous attempts have been made to amend or weaken the RTI but the latest came from an unusual quarter - the High Court of Madras. But this time too public opinion, through a vibrant media, has stymied it,
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |12/09/2014
The divisive climate in the newly created states is leading to a worrying new news dynamic which is never discussed.
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN LAW AND POLICY |30/07/2014
In a recent judgement the Supreme Court shed light on this grey area.
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |19/06/2014
Telugu channel TV9's sarcastic and scathing coverage of events in the new Telangana legislature has set the stage for a legal confrontation.
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/09/2013
The police became the prime actors all because a top police officer with a controversial background visited a godman, and was covered by TV channels.
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/09/2013
It is high time people in responsible position reconcile to the role of watch-dog media and watch-dog civil society and not misuse the expression 'media trial' to save the guilty,
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/08/2013
The TRS chief has long been discovering the mischief that media can do and the coverage of his speech to government employees yesterday was a potent instance,
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/05/2013
The media boosted IPL's popularity with lavish coverage, giving BCCI a legitimacy which it turned out not to deserve.
BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |18/05/2013
Under Section 66A of the IT Act, critical comments on cyberspace are inviting penal action, even arrest.
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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           

 

The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

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