BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/12/2017
I have severe objections to writers like Sabith use a broad-brush technique to see the 'Myanmar authorities' as one single monolith.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/11/2017
The western media has taken a line on the Rohingya crisis and anything that contradicts that line, such as jihadi barbarism, is ignored
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN BOOKS |26/06/2016
'Candid Canvas' is rich in original documentation such as DD memos from an Engineering chief asking colleagues to destroy all material shot and used during the Emergency.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |09/04/2016
Without the TV channels their parties could count on in the last elections, both CMs have aggressive media to reckon with.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |19/08/2015
As the government came under pressure from not only media but also sections of the ruling Awami League, police produced Probir Sikdar in court, where he was granted bail.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/08/2015
When Prime Minister Modi announced the signing of a Naga accord and described it as 'historic', the media just lapped it without checking for details,
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/07/2015
Owen Bennet-Jones stands by his story but the London police deny having on record any confession by a MQM leader about R&AW funding,
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/07/2015
Modi's visit to Dhaka and the Indian cricket debacle forced the media to cover Bangladesh.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/06/2015
As junior information minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore entered the Times Now studio, the complexion of the war changed.
BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/01/2015
The High Court bans media coverage of opposition leader Tarique Rahman.
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The National Herald has announced  that Neelabh Mishra, Editor-in-Chief of National Herald and Navjeevan, died on February 24 after a long illness, in Chennai. He was formerly editor of the Hindi Outlook until 2015, and became editor of NH in 2016. He began his career from the Navbharat Times in Patna, and launched Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998. Tributes to him on Twitter describe him as  deeply committed to egalitarian and secular values.                                             

The Hindu, The Times of India and  Hindustan Times reported the most controversial parts of the Army chief's Feb 21 speech on immigration in the North East and the growth of the AIUDF as a party. It was only Indian Express that reported a longer excerpt, in which he spoke of amalgamation rather than identification as a solution in Assam, and pointed out that Muslims had come to Assam with the Ahoms in the 1200s and had equal rights over the land. "Both these people have claim to the state of Assam and therefore to the North East region," the army chief said.  Why didn't the others report this crucial admission, which is rarely heard? Because it would have gone against the sensational headlines all the papers gave to their report of the speech? The headlines either highlighted Rawat's comparison between the growth of Badruddin Ajmal's  AIUDF's and the BJP, or his accusation that Pakistan and China were driving the illegal immigration into the North East.                     

            

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