agriculture

GM food issue: PCI orders retraction

BY NEHA SAIGAL| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/11/2017

The Financial Express is forced to apologise for ad hominem insinuations about activist Kavita Kuruganti

 

Re-examining the Mandsaur agitation

BY ANKITA PANDEY| IN MEDIA MONITORING |28/06/2017

A farmers’ agitation that turned violent resulting in six deaths in Mandsaur, MP, prompted a detailed analysis in both the Nai Dunia and the Indian Express

 

Do farmers disturb credit culture more than industry?

BY PRABHAKAR KULKARNI| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |17/04/2017

Maharashtra’s farm daily Agrowon offered a counter to the SBI chief, the RBI governor, and English newspapers critical of the UP farm loan waiver.

 

Picking on the ponds

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |01/02/2017

After the FM said in his  Budget speech that 10 lakh farm ponds would be completed across the country  under the MGNREGA scheme by March this year,  Ravish Kumar on NDTV India took off on this in his budget analysis programme, for a good ten minutes or more.  That is..

 

Why the drought is not The Big Story

BY JYOTI PUNWANI| IN OPINION |23/05/2016

If the media’s drought coverage had been relentless, it would have forced governments to act. By being sporadic, it failed to impact.

 

Tell us and we'll tell the world

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |07/02/2016

Some kinds of sponsored trips for journalists are not a bad idea. In January  the Sikkim government took journalists from Delhi to study how the state had become  India’s first fully organic farming state. The trip was meant to coincide with the prime minister's visit to Sikkim to  announce this..

 

No wheat, all chaff

BY MAANVENDER SINGH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/10/2015

No one cares about the profound farming crisis in Punjab. Look at how the media have covered the prolonged agitation and all you find is chaff,

 

How digitisation impacts farm telecasts

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/07/2014 ?Kisan shows are put out on terrestrial transmitters when many villages have switched to cable or DTH.

 

Is farm broadcasting going waste?

BY sevanti ninan| IN BOOKS |18/07/2014 ?When current farm telecasts miss their targets on account of power cuts and wrong scheduling, is a Rs 100 crore farm channel going to help,

 

Campaigning for GM?

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |29/08/2013

On Monday, Indian Express carried an interview with Sharad Pawar covering 3/4ths of a page, wherein he as usual, pushed for GM crops. On Tuesday, the TOI carried a speculative report saying the government would push for GM crops in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. On the same day, this..

 

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NDTV gets anti-GM rap

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |28/05/2013

NDTV has landed in a PR crisis with launch of  'Improving Lives', a new series on its three  channels,  on development opportunities in India in partnership with Mahyco Monsanto Biotech India. The company is infamous for pushing its genetically modified seed varieties. NDTV's decision to associate with the company comes at a time when..

 

MPs' report refutes TOI's BT Cotton stories

BY PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/08/2012

Buried in a parliamentary committee report is a refutation by villagers of TOI's controversial stories on BT cotton's virtues, published in 2008 and reprinted in the paper as paid news in 2011.

 

Got a plant, will republish for a fee

BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/09/2011

The Times of India reruns a three-year-old story on Bt Cotton without any updates as paid news. It is described as a consumer connect initiative. Why did Mahyco Monsanto Biotech get this extolling story republished?

 

Competing fasts, competing dailies

BY K Sriramulu| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/12/2010

Sakshi and Eenadu are priming up their political mentors as they report on farm suicides in Andhra Pradesh.

 

Mocking a harsh reality

BY Nishant Upadhyay| IN OPINION |31/08/2010

Peepli [Live] has ended up trivializing a very grave issue and fails to highlight the real plight of the farmers or the dimensions of the agrarian crisis. ??

 

Media vultures, live

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/08/2010

A farmer is about to commit suicide! TV reporters, politicians from the bottom to the top, and finally the agriculture ministry in Delhi all become caught up in the rip-roaring chase that follows. ??

 

Supreme Court rejects SLAPP suit against eco –activists filed by Pesticides lobby

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/08/2010

Rejecting a defamation case on 11 activists filed by the Association of Pesticide Manufacturing Companies, the apex court upheld their freedom of speech and said their report was in public interest.

 

Unearthing rural corruption

BY Prabhakar Kulkarni| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/06/2009

Marathi newspapers expose corruption and find 60 percent of the employees in Maharashtra¿s agriculture department are unqualified,

 

Careless media, puzzled reader

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/06/2008

Was the victim a farmer or not? Was he killed or did he become victim of a stray bullet?

 

Shree Padre’s water story

BY Frederick Noronha| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/07/2007

Unfortunately, most of our mediamen lack a working understanding of the relations between soil, water, forest and water conservation.

 

Farmer¿s friend on the web

BY ranjan| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |06/10/2006

aAqua is a platform where farmers post their questions and get appropriate answers from experts within 24 to 48 hours.

 

Farm broadcasting in Baramati

BY Frederick Noronha| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |25/03/2006

The station is supported by an engineering college and broadcasts for four hours each morning, with a similar rebroadcast each evening.

 

Farm daily wins readers

BY Prabhakar Kulkarni| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/05/2005

The daily which is priced at one rupee covers wide variety of subjects relating to agriculture.

 

‘Media lacks critical analysis on GM’

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/05/2005

News stories in the media of developing nations often lack critical analysis of the issues at stake and rarely represent the farmerøs view.

 

How a GM debate eludes the Indian media

BY Keya Acharya| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/05/2005

Journalists either lack access to information about GM crop trials or don`t understand the issues at stake.

 

Krishi darshan

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |16/06/2004

Krishi Darshan, the age-old rural development and farm programme on Doordarshan is becoming very versatile indeed. On June 16 the programme began with sugarcane farming, but then went on to a lady sporting what looked like a string of pearls, who anch..

 

Written for and by farmers

BY suchitra| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |13/02/2004

A low- profile, but innovative and imaginative, farm journal is very popular among cash-crop growers in southern Karnataka and northern Kerala

 

Hunger, malnutrition, and the media

BY dreze| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/03/2003

 

When The Media Abdicates, The Government Abdicates

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/08/2002

 

From plough to pen: agriculturists promote farm journalism

BY Frederick Noronha| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/03/2002

 

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