Nagaland

Swarajya's slander in Nagaland

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/04/2018

An amazing article accusing former CM T.R. Zeliang and the Baptist Church of Nagaland of funding terror drew a threat of legal action and a denial of Swarajya's claims from the Army.

 

Naga media, the elections and ‘solutions’

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |18/03/2018

Naga newspapers’ unwillingness to engage with the real issues plaguing the state was on display in the recent elections.

 

Role of advertising in the Nagaland polls

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |13/03/2018

With party ads playing a big role, the issue for the media is how to ensure a level playing field so that money does not decide the election outcome. But civil society placed ads too.

 

Waging identity wars in the Nagaland press

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/03/2018

Naga citizens, pastors and reverends included, took to the op-ed pages to shape the election discourse in the newspapers.

 

Coverage of Naga women’s reservation agitation-Part I

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |14/06/2017

How the “national” media covered it. Both Hindu and ToI chose to give more space to violence, disruption, and political intrigue in their limited coverage.

 

Naga papers: lots of comment, little reporting

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN MEDIA MONITORING |14/06/2017

Covering Nagaland’s anti-women’s reservation agitation - Part II. Local coverage lacked in investigation and ground interviews.

 

Oldest scribe fêted

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |16/10/2016

Lalbiakthanga Pachuau, editor of the Mizoram newspaper,  Zoram Tlangau,  has been declared at age 90 to be the oldest working journalist in the country at a function held in Aizawl. The Nagaland Post reports that Pachuau,  a war veteran-turned-journalist, wrote his first article on May 16, 1953 in Zoram Thupuan..

 

Is the Nagaland press free?

BY MORUNG EXPRESS NEWS| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/05/2016

“...Externalities like economic needs, political compulsion, socio-cultural and religious demands have narrowed press freedom in Nagaland”

 

Unlawful to report militant statements

BY THE HOOT| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |10/11/2015

The Assam Rifles warns editors in Nagaland that they will be breaking the law if they do so.

 

Assam Rifles:infected with Foot-in-mouth Disease!

BY CHARLES CHASIE| IN OPINION |19/11/2015

Through decades of armed conflict, the media in Nagaland have been playing their role intrepidly and with as much fairness and objectivity their situation allows them.

 

Dimapur lynching: a travesty of reporting

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/05/2015

The way Nagaland's English newspapers covered the events leading up to, and including, the lynching of an 'illegal Bangladeshi immigrant' suggests that they were complicit in the hatred mongering.

 

Dual role of Sumi newspapers

IN REGIONAL MEDIA |19/01/2015

A Naga newspaper doesn't merely inform readers, it also helps preserve the tribe's culture and identity.

 

First Nagamese daily completes a year

BY VIKAS KUMAR| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |03/12/2014

Despite being the lingua franca of Nagaland, Nagamese has been ignored and neglected as a pidgin language.

 

Naga editor's book banned by tribal body

BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |21/11/2014

Upset with Monalisa Changkija's new book, the tribal body Ao Senden has banned it.

 

The Naga Nation on the Net

IN DIGITAL MEDIA |19/07/2010

The Hoot excerpts a passage from Maya Ranganathan and Usha M. Rodrigues’ Indian Media in a Globalised World.

 

An unreported Korean invasion

IN COMMUNITY MEDIA |14/07/2010

The most watched channel is Arirang, shops are overflowing with Korean goods and the youth of Nagaland flaunt hair styled on Korean actors and actresses.

 

You know you’re a Naga journalist if…

BY AL NGULLIE| IN OPINION |03/06/2010

You do a story on Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio. And your heading is always that eternal liner: "Rio’s plea for peace and development."

 

‘Time to Introspect’: commentaries in the Naga media

BY Subarno Chattarji| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |27/03/2010

Media and Nagaland--Part III. While reporters voices are largely absent in Naga media there are vibrant editorial and citizen commentaries that enhance the public sphere in myriad ways.

 

‘Nagas at crossroads reporting conflict in Nagaland

BY Subarno Chattarji| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/03/2010

Media in Nagaland-Part II. Reporters reproduce terms used by the underground without quotation marks, which highlights the extent to which the linguistic frames of the underground are normalized through their circulation in mainstream media discourse

 

Conflict and reconciliation in Naga newspapers

BY Subarno Chattarji| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |15/03/2010

Media in Nagaland - Part I. The making and the un-making of the Naga Nation narrating conflict in the Naga English media.

 

Religion in Naga newspapers

BY Sevanti Ninan with Athili Anthony Sapriina| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/01/2010

An outstanding feature of the conflict framing seen in newspapers here is the fact that it is rooted in Christian theology.


 

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