BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/04/2018
In pursuit of scandal, a Telangana channel invades the privacy of upright police officers who are then removed from crucial cases. Did the channel also serve a political agenda in the process,
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN LAW AND POLICY |22/03/2018
First, though, she needs to curb trolling and the spread of poison on social media, including by BJP supporters.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |01/03/2018
With reporters lying in bath tubs to report on Sridevi, is news TV dead? If so, can someone order an ‘autospy’ please?
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN OPINION |18/01/2018
Mevani’s rejection of Republic TV raises a question: if media houses operate as hate-mongers, are they entitled to professional access?
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |02/01/2018
The media’s coverage of a dalit protest reveals how it played into the BJP game, promoting its agenda by repeating its claims and slogans,
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |13/04/2017
Business houses, politicians, parties and individuals – to protect their economic interests, exert political influence, or just do journalism.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |15/12/2016
BARC India’s new ratings system proves to be vulnerable to tampering by TV channels just as the earlier TAM was.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/12/2016
The government of Andhra Pradesh is set to outsource its PR work to journalists for upto Rs 51,000 a month.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |24/06/2016
Telugu media houses flaunt their political affiliations and function as the assault teams of the main parties while professing ‘fearless journalism’.
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |31/05/2016
Criminal defamation is not about the law but about society’s underlying power structures. They determine what you can do and can’t do.
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Journalists covering the ongoing protest of residents of the coastal town of Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu were at the receiving end of police violence and found their cameras and cellphones snatched. The residents were demanding immediate closure of Vedanta Sterlite's copper operations and the agitation turned bloody, leaving one person dead in police firing.          

According to this report  34 people who were employed by  ABP Ltd through contractors for different departments, and were fired,  have been protesting outside the ABP premises for almost a month now but there has been no media coverage. Their troubles began when they formed a union in response to not being paid minimum wages by their contractors in 2016. Their union is affiliated to the TMC. They were fired after forming a union.The ABP management has not met them yet. Media outlets approached by the workers have declined to cover their plight. The Labour Minister has lent them a ear, but that has not resulted in any action.                     

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