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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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.                                

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.                    
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