BY mannika| IN MEDIA MONITORING |03/12/2005
The Herald’s cover story disproved the notion that the contours of professional media in a democracy and dictatorship differ. Indo-Pak media perspectives on terror--Part III
BY mannika| IN MEDIA MONITORING |25/11/2005
July showed that the media mindset of both Pakistan and India was to give more coverage to militant/terrorist attacks if they were associated with the west or with Kashmir.
BY mannika| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |10/11/2003
If Matrix Revolutions is here can the urban-centric, entertainment-loving newspapers be far behind? And so it has come to pass that The Hindustan Times carried a review of the movie as a main edit page piece and in The Times of India senior journali
BY mannika| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |10/11/2003
TV funny man Shekhar Suman launched Carrry on Shekhar on SAB TV last week. Giving the comedian and his stand up routine extra support was Faces and Names, a chat show hosted by Vir Sanghvi. In a special one hour programme Sanghvi gave Suman a suitabl
BY mannika| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |10/11/2003
As Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga ousted three ministers and declared a state of emergency, the Indian media reacted with page one stories. However a group of sales managers participating in a sales conference in Colombo were completely o
BY mannika| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |15/06/2003
Recently both current and former spokespersons of the Ministry of External Affairs have got plenty of publicity, and no it has nothing to do with Indiaøs foreign policy. Former spokesperson Nirupama Rao, singing in a concert featured in Outlook on it
BY mannika| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/03/2003
Its the new girls club. In the macho world of cricket these bat babes stand out like the Yana Gupta item number in Dum.
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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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