BY Hoot editorial| IN LAW AND POLICY |11/11/2013
What does the voter need more: opinion polls, or more ground reporting on what a party's performance is? One would imagine the latter.
BY Hoot editorial| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |13/06/2011
In a country where there is now more soft journalism than hard, J Dey, editor investigations of Mid-Day, has paid the price for risking taking on dangerous people.
BY Hoot editorial| IN LAW AND POLICY |19/02/2011
This Council is meant to make private sector broadcasting more accountable and the big question is whether the Government will bring Prasar Bharati under its ambit. It should.
BY Hoot editorial| IN OPINION |19/11/2010
Politicians are these ordinary guys doing a difficult job. They sometimes need help from those who can see things as they are. Like us hacks.
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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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