BY Padmaja Shaw| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |25/06/2015
Chandrababu Naidu is fighting political embarrassment by muzzling the media in two ways: invoking the 'public interest' and misusing the Cable Act.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/06/2015
The BJP's misuse of the media has echoes of Indira Gandhi's Emergency. Yet when out of power, the party is in campaign mode for the autonomy for Prasar Bharati.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN LAW AND POLICY |23/09/2014
The question to ask is, would we want the CM to ban and unban channels at will? By which constitutional or legal authority is the CM of a state being bestowed such powers,
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/06/2014
Dominant media in Andhra Pradesh, with close links to the Telugu Desam Party, has for years showed contempt for all things Telangana.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |18/12/2013
Who will help socially responsible media survive? Regulators have to find ways of providing a fair business environment, and subscribers have to support quality journalism.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |03/08/2013
The DCHL story began to unravel since the middle of 2012 when IFCI filed a petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking the liquidation of 'Deccan Chronicle'.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/02/2013
It is a minor leap of faith after that to throw around names, photos and police sketches from the morgues to beef up the stories and ramp up jingoism.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |07/10/2012
In a swift and amazing operation, several Telugu news channels were blacked out on government orders for 20 minutes during the September 30 Telangana rally.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |11/09/2012
In Andhra Pradesh the ownership of TV news space is essentially a part of one's political agenda.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/07/2012
Is NDTV trading its role as an independent media organization by plugging into the state's own agenda for legitimacy?
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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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