BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/01/2015
The Press Council of India has constituted a three-member fact-finding team to probe two cases of violence against journalists in Andhra Pradesh.  PCI chairman Justice CK Prasad has asked the state government to take necessary remedial steps so that journalists are allowed to carry out their professional obligations without any impediment...
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |02/01/2015
The category of media news that truly sets cyberspace agog is leaked internal emails, and of late a lot of these are emanating from the Hindu. The latest is Rahul Pandita's mail to editor Malini Parthasarthy which was sent  two weeks ago but has surfaced now in the news and..
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |29/12/2014
Speaking at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, in the last week of November, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan criticised companies who have wilfully defaulted on loans to banks, saying that such borrowers should be seen as freeloaders rather than being celebrated as captains of industry. In Tavleen Singh’s December 28 column..
BY SN| IN OPINION |25/12/2014
A strong leader can set the terms of discourse for the media. But only so long as more discordant disruptions don't take place under his watch.
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |24/12/2014
Media coverage of the Gujarat police charge of embezzlement against social activists Teesta Setalvad and Javed Anand and three survivors of the Gulberg Society carnage -- Firoz Pathan, Salim Sadhi and Tanveer Jafri -- was not just inaccurate but biased, alleges a press release from the Citizens for Justice and..
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |24/12/2014
The caption of a photograph on the Indian Express' website to visualise the results of the recent elections in Jammu and Kashmir made for interesting reading. The caption ran, "Kashmiri supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shouts slogans at an election rally in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir." The picture was..
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |24/12/2014
On December 24, the official Twitter account of Doordarshan News posted a picture of PM Modi in discussion with senior BJP colleagues. The accompanying text, though, read: “JINGLE ALL THE WAY !!!...A man dressed as Santa Claus feeds monkeys ahead of #Christmas at a zoo in #China”. DD was quick..
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |16/12/2014
When the English-language newspapers claim exclusives, the presumption is that something that appeared a day or two before in the Hindi press does not count. So the Economic Times claimed on December 15 that  its page-two interview with Jugal Kishore, the VHP functionary in charge of "Ghar Wapasi", was an..
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |08/12/2014
Who is the most influential media person in the country? If you judge a journalist-entrepreneur by his power to draw the powerful to celebrate his success it should be Rajat Sharma. His 21st anniversary of Aap ki Adalat had the president, the prime minister, most members of the cabinet, chief..
BY SN| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |29/11/2014
Earlier it was a shower of 'liar, liar..." from Subramanian Swamy on Arnab Goswami's Newshour. On Nov 28, it was Pakistani Admiral (Retd.) Javed Iqbal, Defence Analyst's turn to keep going at him with a chant of "shut up!" One counted -- he said it eight times when discussing the Arnia incident in Kashmir...
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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.                        

Moneycontrol.com  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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