Gujarat

"Its about Adani"

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |08/02/2018

Last year ABC Four Corners, an Australian news team, was threatened by the Crime Branch of Gujarat Police in October while it was at Gujarat’s Mundra port to investigate the Adani group. It was forced to leave Gujarat and India. Now comes  this post from an Indian origin Australian journalist working..

 

Gujarat 2017: How did the media fare?

BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/12/2017

Though partisan channels batted for the incumbent, there was enough clear-eyed reporting on offer to unsettle the ruling party.

 

Excited reporter, invisible crowd

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |12/12/2017

The seaplane episode in Gujarat had the Republic TV reporter so excited that she kept repeating herself.  “The seaplane coming to Gujarat for the first time is development…the PM is trying to promote tourism...  All of these people ready to see the seaplane.. trying to get a glimpse of it…Just ..

 

Direct questions on Zee

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/12/2017

On Dec 6 Zee News’ edition of “Game of Gujarat” held in Sabarkantha was quite incredible.  For starters the anchor thrust his mike at one person after another in audience asking,  when you see Bhagwan Ram in that state in Ayodhya, does it make you sad? Dukh hota hai?   Then..

 

Zee News does its bit

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |15/11/2017

 Zee News has rolled up its sleeves  to do battle on behalf of the BJP as the Gujarat elections approach.  On Nov 14 they played the Hardik Patel CD at prime time,  and when it showed precious little that was incriminating the voice over said the channel was not playing..

 

Achhe din for Gujarat journos

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |27/02/2017

The Vijay Rupani government in Gujarat has increased accidental death cover for accredited journalists from Rs 50,000 to 5 lakh. Also families of accredited journalists will now get Mata Amrutm (MA) card for cashless treatment upto Rs 2 lakh in govt or designated pvt hospitals in the state. The  MA..

 

Another channel onslaught

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |10/10/2013

The Ahmedabad-based Neesa group is launching six TV channels, including an English news channel. It is already running a Hindi news channel Jano Dunia. The group is headed by a former IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre turned entrepreneur, who owns hotels and resorts. It has appointed former Tribune journalist..

 

Mainstream media turns away from "Gujarat Files"

BY JYOTI MALHOTRA| IN BOOKS |03/06/2016

Why did the mainstream media block out Rana Ayyub’s book on the Gujarat riots and fake encounters?

 

Unreported NGT ruling

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |15/01/2016

On January 8, 2016 the Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal upheld the appeal of fishermen in Gujarat against the environment clearance   given by the MOEF to the expansion plans of the  Adani-Hajira Port Pvt. Ltd.  It held the EC illegal and set it aside. The NGT said mangrove..

 

Media helping to vilify Ishrat?

BY Laxmi Murthy| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/07/2013

In the political blame game following the filing of the chargesheet in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, the political class is bound to clutch at straws, but must the media follow suit,

 

NaMo blackout

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/10/2012

NaMo Gujarat, the TV channel that went on air on Thursday and aired Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches live, has turned blank since Friday. The name of the TV channel resonates with the initials of the Chief Minister. The congress leaders had complained to the EC and requested them..

 

Godhra's victims: not remembered enough?

BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |19/03/2012

The year 2012 marks 10 years of suffering for another group of victims too - the Hindus whose families were burnt alive in Coach S 6. Ten years on, the English press has shown little concern for the victims of Sabarmati holocaust.

 

Small newspapers in Gujarat

BY ATMAN DESAI| IN BOOKS |09/01/2012

The proprietors/editors of small papers are in a comfort zone once their publications come onto the advertisement panel. Most of them print fewer copies than the regulated number and still get their quota of government advertisements.

 

Media feasted on Modi fast

BY Adil Hossain| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |09/01/2012

A comparative study of how three newspapers and a website covered the Supreme Court's verdict on the Zakia Jafri case and Narendra Modi's"sadbhavna mission" reveals how they allowed him to set the agenda.

 

Reporting Ayodhya- I

BY HOOT survey| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |16/10/2010

Gujarati newspapers used treatment, rather content, to indicate their pro- verdict stance. Did TOI’s well-meaning communal harmony efforts reaffirm stereotypes? Our series on Comparative Coverage begins with the Ayodhya coverage in Gujarat.

 

Making learning easy through videos

BY STELLA PAUL| IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |09/05/2010

Videoshala, an innovative program in Gujarat that trains community members in producing educational videos with local content, has helped rural students absorb lessons that are otherwise difficult for them to understand.

 

Sticking to the Gujarat government’s version

BY Himanshu Upadhyaya| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/04/2010

Does the Narmada issue and its emotive appeal in Gujarat predetermine the stylistic and editorial cuts in such a way that ‘an official’s version’ is zealously embraced, putting aside all the qualms about verifying the truth,

 

Reporting encounters

BY KALPANA SHARMA| IN OPINION |08/09/2009

The inconsistencies in the various accounts put out in the press were also glaring. Yet, no one followed up.

 

Media ethics and the SIT report on Gujarat

BY Siddharth Varadarajan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/05/2009

Reporters should be careful about claiming to have "access" to explosive confidential documents when all they might have are a few paragraphs selectively planted on them by vested interests.

 

Narmada: planted news vs genuine reportage

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/09/2008

The tenor of the news story went on to present the speculative conjecture of ‘an official’ as if it were a fait accompli.

 

 

If its Gujarat it must be communal

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/05/2006

Deccan Chronicle displayed the tendency of the English press to sensationalise and communalize news relating to Gujarat.

 

Vadodara—stoking communal sentiments

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/05/2006

Professional ethics demand that, on such occasions, the media conducts itself with utmost restraint, not stoking communal tension.

 

Taking sides in Vadodara

BY darius| IN OPINION |08/05/2006

The more I read editorials, the more I wonder why those who write them are paid so much. Any blogger would do just as well.

 

The ghosts of Godhra

IN OPINION |21/01/2005

Predictably, the most influential newspapers went into hand-wringing mode. O dear, O dear, they said, this mixing of religion and politics is awful

 

Secular humbug

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |14/12/2004

Actress Smriti Irani suddenly taking on Narendra Modi on the issue of minority bashing in Gujarat is a bit much. Only recently on her talk show on Sab TV, Kuch Dil Se, she grilled a woman who had converted to Christianity to the point of being offens

 

Letter to the Hoot—Not the whole truth?

BY sastry| IN OPINION |31/01/2004

What happened in Gujarat in terms of human lives lost or property destroyed is terrible and no sane person can condone it. But equally terrible is the event that triggered it.

 

Conquering Gujarat

| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |04/09/2003

The Dainik Bhaskar launched an edition of Divya Bhaskar from Mehsana on September one, claiming that within two months of the paper’s Ahmedabad launch it was already the highest selling Gujarati newspaper in nine districts of North Gujarat.

 

 

Gujarat, Kargil, and the demonizing of the Other

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/02/2003

The two events conflate a recently dominant rhetoric of long-suffering, tolerant Hinduism now striking back whether in war or in riot. This connection seems to be missing in media commentaries.

 

Gujarat: A media overkill that missed the story

BY ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/12/2002

The changing patterns of community thought and behaviour went unnoticed, misread or blanked out.

 

Reporting Gujarat:selective contextualisation and editorial amnesia

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/09/2002

 

National symposium on Gujarat Carnage and Media; A Report

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/08/2002

 

Gujarat and the media: inconsistent secularism

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/08/2002

 

Myth versus fact: Southern coverage of Gujarat

IN DIGITAL MEDIA |09/08/2002

 

Ignoring judicial corruption in Gujarat?

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/07/2008

It is a mystery why neither the national nor regional media followed up on detailed exposes of the chief justice and some of his fellow judges, published by a Gujarati weekly in the state.

 

Print media survey on Gujarat coverage

IN BOOKS |20/06/2002

 

Reporting Gujarat: what the Editors Guild found:

BY Gobind Thukral| IN OPINION |22/04/2002

 

 Covering Communal Violence: Some Norms And Lapses

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/04/2002

 

Reporting Gujarat: how objective was media coverage?

IN OPINION |15/04/2002

 

TELEVISION COVERAGE OF EARTHQUAKE SHARING THE VIEWERS PERSPECTIVE

IN BOOKS |13/04/2002

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