Manipur

Burning newspapers in Imphal

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |21/11/2017

Thenortheasttoday.com  reports  that  Imphal-based newspapers left their editorial columns blank to protest  the burning down of a daily on Nov. 18,  allegedly by members of the BJP’s youth wing. "Copies of the vernacular newspaper   Poknapham were set on fire by unidentified miscreants in front of BJP’s party office at Nityapat Chuthek on..

 

Manipur sidelined, as usual

BY SATRAAJIT PALCHOUDHURY| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/03/2017

Of course it’s tiny and less important than UP but the national media’s coverage of Manipur’s election was a masterpiece of neglect

 

Devious BJP

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |15/03/2017

Here  is an amazing story from the Manipur election. The editors of 8 newspapers have had FIRs filed against them because the local BJP was devious.  Ads for polling day and the day before, were only to be released after vetting by the  Election Office’s Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC). The party..

 

 

Revisiting the mothers who protested AFSPA

BY BANAMALLIKA CHOUDHURY| IN BOOKS |05/03/2017

A new book tracks down the women who stripped naked 12 years ago to protest against rape and rights abuses under AFSPA.

 

Has the media failed Sharmila?

BY ANURAAG BARUAH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/08/2016

While the aura around Irom Sharmila has grown since she started her fast 16 years ago before a single camera, it has not let to a deeper media focus on the impact of AFSPA on the ground,

 

SIT for Manipur threats?

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |10/06/2016

The Sangai Express reports that the  Press Council of India (PCI), had taken up a suo moto case of threats and intimidation of media personnel in Manipur, and a bomb threat to the secretary general of Editors' Guild, Manipur and Editor in Chief of Impact TV, Yumnam Rupachandra. On June..

 

Newspaper shut down in Manipur

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |18/12/2015

The journalist fraternity of the State came out on Imphal streets on Wednesday to protest against the bomb threat on Impact TV editor-in-chief Yumnam Rupachandra Singh who is also the general secretary of the Editors’ Guild of Manipur. The newspapers did not come out on December 17. A grenade was found at the..

 

 

Unethical use of unrelated videos

BY MAANVENDER SINGH| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/09/2015

Footage used by India Today and News24 purporting to show Manipuris attacking Biharis was unrelated to the so-called `story` being reported.

 

Perils of reporting in Manipur

BY Geeta Seshu| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/02/2014

Journalists in Manipur say that it is the very growth of the media into a powerful platform that threatens press freedom now as both state and non-state actors try their best to control the flow of information.

 

No newspapes in Manipur

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |07/09/2013

Except for Thursday (Sept 5), there have been no newspapers in Manipur in the last one week after a threat from an underground militant organisation which was issued when the editors refused to publish their press release. The paper boys in the state have decided not to deliver newspapers after..

 

No candles for Nanao!

BY Kishalay Bhattacharjee| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/12/2012

Apathy and rank ignorance marked the brutal killing of Nanao Singh by trigger-happy police while he covered a protest in Manipur on December 23,

 

The agony of being Mary Kom

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/10/2012

If the brightest child of Manipur feels neglected like this, the press there should wake up and make amends.

 

Press under threat

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |24/08/2012

Freedom of press in Manipur is under threat again. An armed terrorist group in Manipur, KYKL-MDF, has threatened editors of several local newspapers after they refused to publish a statement regarding the group. Now the president of All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) has appealed to all the militant groups to..

 

Invisible as always

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |14/01/2012 ?

GrantedManipur cannot compare with Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in news value given its small number of Lok Sabha seats., but even so does coverage of its elections have to be quite as negligible as we have seen this year? It is going to the polls in two weeks time, but..

 

Strange ban

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |09/09/2011

Some groups in Manipur and elements in  its media have taken a dim view of  the Telegraph's feature on Irom Sharmila being in love. The paper has been indefinitely banned in that state...

 

Gaga over Anna, mute over Irom Sharmila

BY TERESA REHMAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |25/08/2011

While the national media has remained apathetic to the plight of Irom Sharmila in Manipur who has been fasting for ten years and has been force fed by the government, the same media is lapping up every bit of development from Anna’s week-long fast.

 

Invisible blasts

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |01/08/2011

A reader writes: It is weird to see that the blasts that happened today in Manipur got less than half an hour coverage, unlike what happened in Mumbai, which got more than 24X7 attention. While I am not belittling anyone or any city, I do find it weird as to..

 

Happened over there

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |05/02/2011

A reader wants to know if the North East is a foreign correspondent's beat for mainland  TV channels. The Manipur earthquake was first reported by Associated Press and their release was then carried byCNN-IBN...

 

Media in Manipur: Walking the thin edge

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/01/2011

In the intense conflict between insurgent groups in Manipur, the media is constantly on edge,

 

Newspaper strike in Manipur

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |04/01/2011

Anybody noticed that newspapers have not been published in Manipur for the past five days? Journalists there  have demanded  unconditional release of Mobi Singh, editor of Sanaleibak, who was arrested by the police on December 29 for an alleged link with the militants. The  All Manipur Working Journalists Union says the..

 

A media booster for Manipuri sportswomen

BY Ninglun Hanghal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/10/2010

When boxing champion Sarita protested against being dropped from the Indian team, the media was present in strength to take up her case. ??

 

Off key song?

BY Ninglun Hanghal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/09/2010

A documentary on an intractable problem leaves the viewer with more question than insights

 

 

Net news proliferates in Manipur

IN DIGITAL MEDIA |05/08/2010

When Burning Voices could not find any takers for its documentary on harassment by security forces in the national or local media, it posted the same on the internet

 

Militantly minding the media

BY Ninglun Hanghal| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/06/2010

Barring editors and office bearers of the journalists’ union, not a single reporter has been spared the threat calls by unidentified persons in Manipur.

 

Manipur: forever fringe?

BY SHYAM G. MENON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/06/2010 ?

For all its sound and fury the Indian media couldn’t move its masters – the mainstream market – on the situation in Manipur.

 

Slur on Imphal-based media?

BY TERESA REHMAN| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |05/06/2010

Have the local journalists too succumbed to the inherent sentiments of ‘us’ and ‘them’? Or are they still unsullied and stand firm on the values of objectivity

 

Blacked out blockade

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |21/05/2010

 

Blast in Manipur

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |04/11/2009

A hand grenade exploded near the offices of the Sangai Express and the Matamgi Yakairol dailies in Manipur on November 3. Five on the road were injured. It was not clear who the target of the explosive was.

 

Manipur govt responds

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |28/10/2009

The Manipur government issued an order today transferring the senior SP and additional SP of Imphal West district. On invitation, a delegation of the AMWJU met the chief minister along with senior members of his cabinet, chief secretary, home secretary and the advocate general. The government action follows the mass..

 

Manipur journos surrender accreditation cards

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |27/10/2009

Threatened by the chief minister's goons, The All Manipur Working Journalists Union has sent this letter to the prime minister. A hundred journalists also surrendered their accreditation cards to protest being targeted by the state's forces.

 

Manipur: violent, yet out of mind

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/10/2009

Mainstream Amnesia Part III. An emergency, be it one of law and order or of governance, is not recognised as one if the media abdicates. Though Manipur saw a steady flow of violence, most of it went unnoticed in the surveyed mainstream dailies.

 

Murder in Manipur

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/08/2009

Tehelka’s photographs are forcing a nation to sit up and take notice. Because seldom does the media take note of a state that reported 37 encounter deaths over a period of 60 days between May and July.

 

Rights violations by the media?

BY Imphal Free Press| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/07/2009

When the Imphal Free Press carried a photograph recently of a rape victim, it generated these two editorials. The paper allowed a leader writer to have her say, but also countered it two days later, with its own view.

 

Missing the insurgent angle

BY Surekha Sule| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/06/2009

The articles written after the Imphal NWMI meeting do not cover the issues of havoc caused by umpteen insurgent groups, which is no less in measure than the human rights violation by the AFSPA,

 

Blackout in Manipur

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |20/10/2007

All newspapers and TV stations in Manipur remained shut for the third day on October 13 after yet another threat from an outlawed group. On Wednesday the People¿s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak sent out a press release but another faction of the outfit imposed a ban on its  publication  and..

 

Muzzling the Media in Manipur                                              

BY Thingnam Anjulika Samom| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |08/08/2007

Threats and counter threats from opposing groups within a militant outfit and directives from the state government have made life hell for the media here.

 

Manipur press fights to safeguard its freedom

IN REGIONAL MEDIA |22/06/2005

The code is intended for the safety of journalists as well as to safeguard the integrity of the news.

 

Manufacturing joint counter-insurgency operations

BY Nava Thakuria| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/11/2004

 

India bans TV channel in the Northeast

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |30/08/2004

A day before Indiaøs Independence Day, the Manipur government asked the Information Service Television Network (ISTN) to shut down transmission with immediate effect.

 

The Telegraph and the All Manipur Students Union

IN REGIONAL MEDIA |10/02/2003

A paper misreports, a students union declares it banned, then the paper apologises, but only selectively.

 

Murder and kidnapping in Manipur

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/10/2002

 

Creating a Muslim bogey? 

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/09/2002

 

Dishonest reporting or accurate and balanced?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/04/2002

 

Militant threats force journalists in Manipur to cease work

BY Syed Zarir Hussain| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |18/04/2002

 

Walking a tight rope in Manipur

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |14/04/2002

 

 

 

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