BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/08/2017
A one-sided story painting a picture of Shias plotting to take over is a classic example of rumour and conjecture replacing facts.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/07/2017
The Kerala media lavished attention on the sexual attack on the film star while ignoring the doctor whose fundamental rights were being violated.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |12/06/2017
The I&B Ministry stops three movies tackling JNU, Rohith Vemula and Kashmir from being screened.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |05/11/2016
Seven years ago, Kerala stopped giving government ads to Thejas on the grounds that the newspaper promoted religious hatred. The policy continues.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |25/08/2016
The Kerala media reported a May ruling by the Central Information Commission as ‘news’ in August. Why?
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN LAW AND POLICY |16/08/2016
The Kerala government ups the ante by going to court over its refusal to disclose details of cabinet meetings under RTI, copying its predecessor’s stand.
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |01/08/2016
Reporters covering the courts have been assaulted by lawyers, taken into police custody, and their access to the courts restricted
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/05/2016
Kerala’s ‘Nirbhaya’ has been named and her photo published. Because of pressure from social media? Or because she was a dalit?
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |26/09/2013
The issue of banning advertisements to 'Thejas' by the Kerala government is a serious issue pertaining to press freedom and pluralist media and should be discussed as such,
BY MUHAMMED SABITH| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |08/07/2013
There are more ways of managing news than paid news. Kerala recently showed the way.
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Self censorship at NDTV is a can of worms whose lid is prised open occasionally only to be tamped down again. But the most recent disclosure by Sreenivasan Jain a couple of days ago has led to a long outpouring by Barkha Dutt on her Facebook page about the selective censorship at that channel. And then another censored former colleague Nitin Gokhale who had quit the channel in 2014 after an interview with an outgoing Navy chief was not carried, is now speaking up too.                                              

Srinivasan Jain of NDTV posted on his Facebook page that a report by him and a colleague  on loans given to Jay Shah's companies was taken down from NDTV's website because the channel's lawyer said it needed to be removed for 'legal vetting'. He adds that it has still not been restored though  the report is based entirely on facts in the public domain  and "makes no unsubstantiated or unwarranted assertions". He says he is treating this as a distressing aberration and will continue reporting for NDTV.                                     

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