BY TERESA REHMAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/11/2017
Himanta Biswa Sarma sinned against reason and compassion when he said cancer was divinely ordained. He won his 15 minutes of notoriety
BY TERESA REHMAN| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |23/10/2016
Assam’s TV channels have come up with a new gimmick to increase television rating points at festival time,
BY TERESA REHMAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/10/2016
A talent show in Assam features people with disabilities but the judges and anchor ruin the effort with their patronising talk.
BY TERESA REHMAN| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |11/09/2016
Released by his abductors, a young man in ULFA’s captivity for a month, returns home to hounding by the TRP brigade.
BY TERESA REHMAN| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |07/09/2016
Through its news portal, Moirabari Press Club in Assam helps farmers, women and students by giving them the news and information they need
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The scramble for TRPs distorts the truth and hinders justice.
BY TERESA REHMAN| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |30/10/2014
Witch hunting is a disturbing crime against women in Assam, but the media's approach has been disappointingly simplistic and crass,
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The star attraction this election in Assam is prolific journalist and former Deputy Editor of the television news channel DY 365, Manorom Gogoi.
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A social activist from Deoria has learned how to use the media in her work with downtrodden communities.
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Recently, the under-reported Northeast India has witnessed a media boom. Time to review the media education imparted to make it more enabling,
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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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