BY Jyoti Punwani| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/09/2015
Violence is part of Hardik Patel's psyche. The media reports his talk of breaking hands and gouging out eyes but passes little judgement on it.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |22/06/2015
The coverage of Nestle's Maggi controversy was massive but unbalanced, with fulsome praise for the brand and irrelevant nostalgia. Its controversial record abroad was ignored.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |14/03/2015
The anecdotes about Vinod Mehta are legion. But for a vivid portrait of what it was like to work with him,
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |03/01/2015
When it comes to overt anti-minority actions by Hindutva organisations, the English press has rarely pulled its punches.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |05/11/2014
The media has lost its moorings over Modi and his team, as seen in the gushing outpouring over Maharashtra Chief Minister Fadnavis. A critical distance needs to be restored between the media and the country's rulers,
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |18/09/2014
The use of the term "love jihad" by the media needs questioning, alongside other issues of why inflammatory remarks by politicians are reported and the treatment they are given.
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |03/08/2014
Compare TV coverage of the Saharanpur riot with print's efforts and for once, the former did a better job. But look carefully at riot coverage in general and you find a double standard emerging,
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/06/2014
Did Narendra Modi really discard the traditional electoral ploys of caste and religion in his campaign, as the media claims?
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |04/05/2014
The Prime Minister's brother joining the BJP rightly made page one news. What about the brother of Sohrabuddin, killed in a fake encounter investigated by the CBI, deciding to campaign for the BJP?
BY Jyoti Punwani| IN OPINION |20/03/2014
The blame for Arvind Kejriwal's failed train ride in Mumbai must go both to the media and his Mumbai office which organised the ride,
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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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