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Media is not AAP

Modern media is not Aam Aadmi Party. Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal should learn this and understand the difference. For raising voices, Kejriwal managed to throw out h

Kejriwal govt’s defamation circular on media stayed by SC

The supreme court has stayed a circular issued by the Delhi government on initiating defamation proceedings against media houses. The court asked on Thursday “why is there a need to issue the

Modi dines with Fortune 500 CEOs, business bosses ask for more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top CEOs in the US, listing the various sectors that India has opened up for investments and inviting the US business leaders to `Make in India`. How

Goodbye, Sir

Ved Bhasin, chairman, Kashmir Times, who breathed his last on Thursday at Jammu at the age of 86, is credited with institutionalizing journalism in Jammu and Kashmir. Many a big names in Indian jou

Tele-jingoism: JNU coverage calls for media regulation

On the afternoon of February 25, outside the Allahabad district court, a mob of more than 200 people including men wearing black robes of the lawyer’s uniform attacked a peaceful dharna by th

Governance Now journalist wins TB reporting award

Special correspondent Sonal Matharu’s incisive reportage on how tuberculosis and silicosis are silently killing people in a Jharkhand village (

We should feel proud to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Sahasrabuddhe

In an attack on communists, BJP national vice president, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe called them self-proclaimed custodians of intellectualism, and said that we should feel proud to say ‘Bharat Mata

Thumbs-up to social media on Press Freedom Day

As the world marks the Press Freedom Day, prime minister Narendra Modi has sent out a message in support of vibrant press, even as a fresh ranking shows India has slipped further when it comes to e

India enjoys hockey too

‘A game is a game and one should take it in that spirit’ is a common exhortation people make irrespective of their different backgrounds, ideologies and religion. But how will one exp

Trial by media is the very antithesis of the rule of law: HL Dattu

Media trials, under the guise of debates, have become the new normal today. These ‘media debates’, which seem more like screaming matches, completely overlook the nuances of the issue b

Don’t jump to conclusions on Gauri Lankesh murder

 Journalist Gauri Lankesh`s murder in Bengaluru on Tuesday has quickly turned into a war of ideologies with intelligentsia and media jumping the gun to blame the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a

Corruption perception: What India needs to do

India is faring worse and worse on Transparency International’s ‘Corruption Perception Index’: the latest for 2017 shows India ranking a poor 81 (placed between Ghana and Morocco)

Civil society pays tribute to veteran journalist Neelabh Mishra

Civil society has paid rich tributes to Neelabh Mishra, veteran journalist and human rights activist, who died in Chennai Saturday after a prolonged battle with liver failure. The Na

Honour for Governance Now

Governance Now has won the 20th PoleStar Award for the best feature in Business Journalism, for the cover story, ‘

Making sense of the nation

Reading India: Selections from The Economic Weekly, Volumes 1/2/3 Edited by Pranab Bardhan, Sudipto Mundle, Rohini Somanathan (Vol 1), Gurpreet Mahajan, Surinder S. Jod

Aadhaar linkage with electoral roll on cards

The election commission of India (ECI) has been working on a series of electoral reforms, and the agenda includes linking Aadhaar with the electoral roll, considering paid news and false affidavit

COVID-19 lockdown: How Sudhir Mishra and others are helping film industry`s daily wagers

As various cine and TV organizations and bodies announced halt of shootings of films, TV serials, web series and all entertainment including digital formats in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak,

No support from govt, says ad veteran Sam Balsara

Advertising veteran Sam Balsara has lamented the lack of support from the government to the industry and said that it has completely ignored the sector. Balsara, the founder, chairma

Few pvt channels give credit to DD: Prasar Bharati CEO

Very few of the 200-plus private news channels gave credit to Doordarshan for the live footage of the historic Bhumi Pujan ceremony at Ayodhya on August 5, says Shashi Shekhar Vempati, CEO, Prasar

Artists must get royalty for repeat telecast of work: Shailesh Lodha

TV channels must pay royalty to artists for repeat telecast of their work, says renowned actor, comedian, writer and poet Shailesh Lodha, who is famous for playing the role of Taarak Mehta in the l

BARC must be transparent, address allegation of tempering: TRAI chairman

Broadcasting as a sector is largely dependent on advertising revenue for survival and growth. Out of overall broadcasters’ revenue of Rs 45,000 crore in 2019, Rs 32,000 crore was collected fr

“To stay relevant, print media needs to reinvent”

The print media has faced severe challenges of late, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic breakout; but it has survived and has potential to grow in the years to come, believes Ashish Pherwani, m

Freedom of press in India is a myth: Tewari

Sections of the news media have degenerated into becoming the pet performing poodle of the government, says Manish Tewari, former information and broadcasting minister and a member of the Lok Sabha

TRP-driven model bred irresponsibility: Sudhir Chaudhary

News profession is organic in nature, requires responsibility and discipline, and there is no room for mistake. To maintain high standards of accuracy you need discipline and hygiene in the newsroo

There is huge hunger for news, says Ashish Bhasin

India is a news-hungry nation with more than 1 lakh newspapers, apart from many news channels. News consumption is high – more so in smaller cities, and the industry needs to capitalize on it

Media in self-destruct mode: Kapil Sibal

Congress leader and former union minister Kapil Sibal feels the media, the fourth pillar of democracy, has actually dismantled itself and is in self-destruct mode. He was in a live

Media taking advantage of a divided Bollywood: Shatrughan Sinha

Legendary film star and politician Shatrughan Sinha has said that friendship in Bollywood is limited to onscreen, and there is no unity and some news channels are taking advantage of this situation

“Script is the real hero”

Basking in the success of the new web series, ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad  Mehta Story ’,on SonyLIV, the OTT platform from Sony stable where the lead actors are new faces, NP Singh, MD

Some people’s misdoings can’t put BARC under spotlight: Shashi Sinha

As the Broadcast Audience Research Council comes under a cloud, the chairperson of its technical committee and a media veteran, Shashi Sinha, has argued that it is one of the best systems of its ki

Media not muzzled, maintains Nalin Kohli

India has a robust media and if that was not the case news channels and outlets would not be reporting against the government and the ruling parties, BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli has said.

SC interim bail to Arnab proves MVA vendetta: Ashish Shelar

Ashish Shelar, chief whip, BJP, Maharashtra assembly, has said that the arrest of Republic TV managing director Arnab Goswami is an act of political vendetta by the state’s ruling Maha Vikas

‘Media worst affected with massive job losses’

Coming down heavily on the government for economic de-growth and job losses, Congress national spokesperson Supriya Shrinate has said that even before the Covid pandemic struck, the economy  h

A drop of blood is enough for test: BARC CEO defends sample size

Countering the criticism of a minuscule sample size for TV audience measurement to gauge the viewership taste of a large Indian population, Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India CEO Suni

Corona warrior to PM: Curb media’s negativity

 Respected Narendra Modi ji,   Let me take this opportunity to compliment the Government of India for managing the Covid crisis diligently. Being a novel virus with

Viewers smart to figure out if a media house is agenda-driven: Smita Prakash

The media in our country is largely owned by industrialists and is used as a tool to wield power to further their business interests, says Smita Prakash, editor of the news agency ANI, adding that

Section of media intend to sabotage army: Major General (retd) GD Bakshi

Coming down heavily on section of media for what he called irresponsible reporting on the Indian army, Major General (retd) GD Bakshi has said that they intend to sabotage the army.

OTT a game-changer for entertainment industry: Pratik Gandhi

Pratik Gandhi, who has won critical acclaim for his role as Harshad Mehta, the stockbroker whose involvement in the 1992 securities scam made him infamous as a market manipulator, in the web series

"TV not in business of news; it is in the business of polarisation”

Television news these days has a loose relationship with truth, says senior journalist, columnist and author Vir Sanghvi, adding that it is not telling the truth and polarising opinions.

How much time do you spend talking on phone?

How much time do Indians spend talking on phone? It is on average 761 minutes per month, according to a new report from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The telecom

“Whoever has a smartphone and a social media account is a journalist today”

In a scathing attack on media, political analyst Shehzad Poonawala has said that the time of media is gone and anyone with a smartphone and a social media account  can be a journalist today.

“New generation not being taught to be responsible journalists”

The new generation entering the field of Journalism is not being taught to be responsible journalists and also denied the opportunity to present their point of view which is detrimental to their gr

Media under fear psychosis: Kumar Ketkar

The media is working under immense fear and compelled to align with the government failing which it is threatened by agencies like the enforcement directorate and income tax department, says Kumar

Govt could’ve done more to support film industry: Ramesh Sippy

Lamenting the fact that the government has not done enough to uplift cinema halls badly affected by pandemic-induced lockdown and get back audiences to theatres, legendary filmmaker Ramesh Sippy ha

Social media guidelines: All you need to know about the change

Amidst growing concerns around lack of transparency, accountability and rights of users related to digital media, the government has framed ‘Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code’ af

“New guidelines suppress digital, social media, and OTT platforms”

The government’s recent notification to regulate digital media is an attempt to suppress all social media platforms including digital news platforms, Dr. Shama Mohamed, Congress Spokesperson,

Editor as the dictator

There’s so much denial around Narendra Modi in the media that we should be glad his opponents concede he exists in flesh and blood! It’s been nearly 13 years since Modi t

“No ratings certainly better than bad ratings”

Though there is no weekly viewership data for individual news channels coming since mid-October 2020, after allegations of manipulation of television rating points (TRPs) by three news channels, pe

Cinema and OTT will coexist: Madhur Bhandarkar

With technology evolving every day, it provides filmmakers ideas to get more creative and an edge to tell more stories. India currently has about 40 OTT platforms and the number is increasing by th

‘Indian media powerful but suffers perception issues’

Lamenting that in the race to catch eyeballs with sensational news, tabloid journalism has got mixed up with serious journalism, senior journalist and Padma Shri awardee Alok Mehta has said that cr

Digital will not checkmate television: Vikram Sakhuja

Despite the digital medium giving stiff competition to TV and having high penetration across the country, television will remain the preferred option. According to Vikram Sakhuja, Group CEO, Madiso

We must take pride in Doordarshan and Akashvani: Shaina NC

Reiterating prime minister Narendra Modi’s call for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat,’ `vocal for local`, `local for global and `make for world`, Shaina NC, BJP spokesperson and Prasar Bharti

Sri Lankan media baron Rajandram Rajamahendran passes away

Sri Lankan media baron, business tycoon and Chairman of The Capital Maharaja Group conglomerate, Rajandram Rajamahendran, passed away at Colombo early Sunday morning. He was 79. Raja

“TV channels think they are deciders, prosecutors and judges”

Castigating media for cooking up false stories to push TRPs, top criminal lawyer Satish Maneshinde has said that TV channels try to manipulate and manufacture public opinion but once the story is o

Media trial a dangerous trend: Aryama Sundaram

There is a danger in media doing trials of ongoing cases and this must be stopped, says senior advocate Aryama Sundaram. He castigated media trials and said nowadays in media while a

After long wait of 86 years, Nobel Peace Prize goes again to journalists

After almost a century, the Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 to two journalists, Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia. The last Nobel Peace Pri

Visionary Talk with Dr Arvind Panagariya, Professor, Columbia University & Former VC, NITI Aayog



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