BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |01/08/2015
Want to know the nasty, ugly, pathetic characteristics of a troll?
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/07/2015
News of former president Abdul Kalam’s death plunged some television channels into confusion.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/07/2015
Indian reporting on celebrities is striking for its failure to gain access to stars and their special moments.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/07/2015
An Economic Times debate on the ills of the IPL failed to frame the right questions and focus on the real issues.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/07/2015
Celebrity website Gawker has apologized for its prurient story about top Conde Nast executive David Geithner.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/07/2015
ET's story on a possible change in the law on homosexuality was quickly retracted, for no apparent reason.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |08/01/2015
The Charlie Hebdo massacre will re-ignite the long running debate over free speech versus Muslim beliefs.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/12/2014
Ignore the professional protestors.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/12/2014
Media coverage of the Uber taxi rape has over-simplified the link between social attitudes and sexual violence.
BY VIKRAM JOHRI| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/12/2014
At last, serials with real characters, good acting, compelling storylines, and an understated tone.
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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           

 

The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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.                                

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