WHEN THE DISH KNOCKED DOWN THE ANTENNA

BY MEDIA FOUNDATION| IN Videos | 24/07/2015
The DTH revolution is sweeping India's villages and the public broadcaster Doordarshan is losing its rural audience to commercial DTH players.
A MEDIA FOUNDATION FILM. MAY 2014.
WHEN THE DISH KNOCKED DOWN THE ANTENNA

                                                                                           

       This film is based on focus group discussions recorded in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

 

Farmers in coastal Andhra talk about farm information needs.

  Farmers in coastal Andhra talk about farm information needs.

 Rural women in Dewri, Chhattisgarh, talk about their television viewing.

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Self censorship at NDTV is a can of worms whose lid is prised open occasionally only to be tamped down again. But the most recent disclosure by Sreenivasan Jain a couple of days ago has led to a long outpouring by Barkha Dutt on her Facebook page about the selective censorship at that channel. And then another censored former colleague Nitin Gokhale who had quit the channel in 2014 after an interview with an outgoing Navy chief was not carried, is now speaking up too.                                              

Srinivasan Jain of NDTV posted on his Facebook page that a report by him and a colleague  on loans given to Jay Shah's companies was taken down from NDTV's website because the channel's lawyer said it needed to be removed for 'legal vetting'. He adds that it has still not been restored though  the report is based entirely on facts in the public domain  and "makes no unsubstantiated or unwarranted assertions". He says he is treating this as a distressing aberration and will continue reporting for NDTV.                                     

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