BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/06/2013
Political parties operate in a space starkly different from government-run agencies which can actually help them escape close scrutiny.
BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/02/2013
The former South Asia bureau chief of Der Spiegel accuses the magazine of discrimination in employment matters.
BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/01/2013
The media welcomed the UID's promise of giving an identity to those outside the system, but has failed to track its failure to do so.
BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/09/2012
All political parties, except the CPI have refused to provide names of their donors saying they don't come under the purview of the RTI Act.
BY Manu Moudgil| IN BOOKS |03/04/2012
The role of Central Information Commission (CIC) since 2005 has been exemplary. It has dealt successfully with various serious issues like disclosure of information related to mercy petitions, phone tapping and bank details,
BY Manu Moudgil| IN BOOKS |31/03/2012
Public officers have been wrongly invoking exemptions under national interest to deny information under the RTI Act.
BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/10/2011
The fact that PCI was clueless about the grounds on which it rejected the application can be gauged from the divergent stances the information officer took.
BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/09/2011
The Times of India reruns a three-year-old story on Bt Cotton without any updates as paid news. It is described as a consumer connect initiative. Why did Mahyco Monsanto Biotech get this extolling story republished?
BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/08/2011
Ad campaigns of Idea Cellular try dealing with social issues but fall flat on logic,
BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/05/2011
Social activists have converted the RTI into a powerful tool for those seeking justice, using persistence. They acquire information under the act and give it to the media.
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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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