BY Thakore| IN OPINION |17/12/2006
The last month has seen the appearance of political journalism for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |05/11/2006
Malaysia, almost a single-coalition democracy, allows for journalism. UAE does not.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |28/10/2006
What makes this piece of first person experience and reportage galling is the racism and colonial suppuration that oozes out of the piece.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |23/10/2006
When journalists refer to a piece of reportage as sting, it is not clear which of the three variations is being talked about
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |30/09/2006
A curious phenomenon of court reporting in the United Arab Emirates is the absence of any names when the courts pronounce a verdict.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |17/09/2006
The Pope in his wisdom uses an eminently unneeded example, and the correspondent picks it up and plays it up in a manner that is likely to cause the most harm.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |19/08/2006
Why attribute such banalities to a "senior Congress leader" under conditions of confidentiality unless you are telling the reader something that is new?
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |12/08/2006
The Arab press, which functions within largely totalitarian systems of governance, is displaying a curious phenomenon. It is in an activist mode.
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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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