BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/04/2018
An amazing article accusing former CM T.R. Zeliang and the Baptist Church of Nagaland of funding terror drew a threat of legal action and a denial of Swarajya's claims from the Army.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |18/03/2018
Naga newspapers’ unwillingness to engage with the real issues plaguing the state was on display in the recent elections.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |13/03/2018
With party ads playing a big role, the issue for the media is how to ensure a level playing field so that money does not decide the election outcome. But civil society placed ads too.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/03/2018
Naga citizens, pastors and reverends included, took to the op-ed pages to shape the election discourse in the newspapers.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |06/12/2017
As statistics grow more important in public debates, here is an analysis of how the media covered – or muddled - the latest crime figures
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |19/11/2017
Holes, slanted and selective fact-picking, and weak analysis contributed to projecting an overly positive image for the PM and BJP
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |12/11/2017
Two aspects of partisan commentary stood out: adjectives coupled with decontextualised statistics create an illusion of success, and favourable “facts” are mentioned in numbers, whereas inconvenient ones are stated in words.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN BOOKS |11/10/2017
What are the constraints and dilemmas of newspapers in the North East as they seek to cover current and ancient conflicts? A new book has insights.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |14/06/2017
How the “national” media covered it. Both Hindu and ToI chose to give more space to violence, disruption, and political intrigue in their limited coverage.
BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |14/06/2017
Covering Nagaland’s anti-women’s reservation agitation - Part II. Local coverage lacked in investigation and ground interviews.
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Indian Express reports that YouTube has blocked the Press Information Bureau's channel on that platform since June 16, and viewers are able to access any of its videos posted there since the channel became operational in 2011. YouTube says it is because it is updating its partner agreements, the story says.                   

An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

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