BY Mannika Chopra| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/12/2014
A new report on internet freedom says India is still only 'partly free' but has improved its score. India's weakest point is user rights since parts of the Indian IT Act have potential criminal liability for intermediaries,
BY Mannika Chopra| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/05/2014
Many, many opinions, and some facts too, on news channels as the results of a hotly contested election are announced.
BY Mannika Chopra| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/12/2007
Now the fake Khurana sting has triggered a credibility crisis in the world of spycams, secret recordings and phone tappings.
BY Mannika Chopra| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/05/2005
How doe one create a public outcry without referring to the case and in particular the victim?
BY Mannika Chopra| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/11/2003
Does this new brand of journalism point to a lack of ethics in the media or is it the beginning of a different kind of ethics?
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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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