BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |18/10/2016
….or so it would seem from shocked monitors who say community radio stations aired ‘’obscene’ and ‘vulgar’ content without defining what this means.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/11/2011
Monitoring 1700 objectionable words? The Pakistan Telecom Authority's ill-advised decision to ban certain words from mobile text messages highlights the predicament of the would-be censor,
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |26/01/2010
A former Pakistani Air Chief appears in an Indian government ad. Picking random images off the net is not only unethical, it is potentially dangerous as well.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN LAW AND POLICY |19/01/2009
The Information & Broadcasting ministry’s 2008 year-end review is mostly a rehash of earlier year-end reviews and a promise of things yet to come.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN LAW AND POLICY |21/11/2008
If political ads are broadcast without the context of impartial news reportage and analysis by the broadcaster, it will achieve manipulation of news and views.
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |22/11/2007
After years of struggle, community radio is finally happening in South Asia. But is everything that goes by the name really community radio?
BY Sajan Venniyoor| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/06/2006
The Public Service Broadcaster has never had a woman Director General in its 80 years of existence. Perhaps it is time for a change.
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The Times Group is persisting in its efforts to leverage the social media behaviour of its employees for the company's benefit. Newslaundry reports that the Group which began dictating terms to staff who were on Twitter and Facebook from 2014, has just given them guidelines which amount to saying  journalists can’t tweet their own stories from their personal accounts.   “All content related to your primary role at BCCL should be posted solely on the Company account”.                    

Slate reports that  according to regulatory paperwork filed on August 14, 21st Century Fox paid out about $50 million in the fiscal year that ended on June 30 to cover costs related to a slew of sexual-harassment and discrimination settlements at Fox News. The New York Times  reports that $50 million is $5 million more than what the company said it had paid out as of the end of March. For more on this story see here.                           

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