BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN OPINION |21/09/2012
A correspondent, however lowly, could call him up at home. Preferably before 9 am.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/02/2011
So angry he was that he wanted curbs on the media because it hyped things. "If you do not show factually correct news, a calamity will befall you," the Indian Express quoted him as having said.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/02/2011
Three newspapers with a national presence have reported differently on the same event, picking what suited their line of thinking.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/02/2011
The DNA has launched a campaign that scoffs at the negative image that the media has portrayed of the country so far and seeks to focus on the positive.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/02/2011
The lead story on Daily News & Analysis (DNA) on February 1, 2011 was the newspaper itself.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/10/2010
An unwitting Star Mhaja camera mike recorded the andar ki baat between senior Congress men discussing fund raising for a Sonia rally.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/10/2010
When Thackeray’s grandson bamboozled the Mumbai University VC into banning a book few newspapers or channels took up the issue.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/10/2010
Every day, the newspaper announces the colour for the next day, and lo and behold, working women gather as they exit their workplaces and remind each other of the next day’s colour.
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/05/2010
Can one safely assume that all correspondents who wrote stories were present at the press conference and had not covered it from the live teleast?
BY Mahesh Vijapurkar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/04/2009
Was it a peer support to an offending newspaper because others too have been careless – even reckless – in how they approach a story?
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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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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