BY hoot| IN OPINION |31/12/2014
George Verghese took intellectual positions that defied consistent labeling. He was dubbed a stateist on some issues, anti-establishment on others.
BY hoot| IN LAW AND POLICY |15/08/2014
THE MEDIA REGULATION DEBATE: Do TRAI's latest set of recommendations constitute regulatory overreach or an attempt at vital reform?
BY hoot| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |30/05/2014
One of the recent irritants in the run up to RIL's formal takeover of Network 18 and TV 18 has been the coverage of AAP by its news channels.
BY hoot| IN LAW AND POLICY |04/03/2014
TRAI is grappling with issues of media freedom and media ownership and wondering if a wall between boardroom and newsroom is possible. Meanwhile a trail of leaked emails from Goa illustrates the problem.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/12/2013
Prejudiced media depictions add to the problems that communities with alternate sexuality already have. So they are organising themselves and reaching out to the media.
BY hoot| IN OPINION |26/05/2013
In a very unusual move to put it mildly the Times Group sent a legal notice to the journalist who wrote the piece but not the newspaper which published it.
BY hoot| IN OPINION |13/03/2013
Journalists will be competent and incompetent, rascals and angels, regardless of which institutions they come out of.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |25/12/2012
In jail for the past 50 days for covering the Mangalore homestay raid, Naveen Soorinje's bail application was rejected yet again, today.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/12/2012
The lid is off the can of worms, they've climbed out, and things are unlikely to be the same again. Which can only do the Indian media a world of good.
BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |26/10/2012
No fancy broadcasting laws are needed to penalise bad ethics if there is proof of a criminal offence.
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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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