BY ninan| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |26/10/2007
The ministry of information and broadcasting is set to spend Rs 800 million on its  answer to the NDA’s  India Shining. The advertising campaign is aimed at publicising the government¿s initiatives in the agriculture, rural development, education, infrastructure and healthcare sectors. IANS..
BY ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/10/2006
Twenty-first century media is going to grow very differently from media as we understand it.
BY ninan| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/08/2006
Chandan Mitra is not the first newspaper editor to also be a member of parliament. But he is possibly the first to pass off  his own speech in the Rajya Sabha as a substitute for his regular Sunday column. (Pioneer, August 6.) The column therefo
BY ninan| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |07/05/2006
As he gets set to conquer the rest of the country, Kalanidhi Maran is a man to both admire and fear.
BY ninan| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |18/01/2005, the media blog which runs primarily on chutzpah, has reappeared after some months of absence, proclaiming that it is the only fearless and independent media commentator around.
BY ninan| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |11/12/2004
Was it ethical of the police to release a video grab of the Kanchi Shankaracharya breaking down during interrogation to the press? Was it ethical of the Asian Age to carry it and then say in the caption in its own defence that Nakkeeran had also publ
BY ninan| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |05/12/2004
Between aggressive advertising and tabloid derring do the front page of the Delhi Sunday Express on December 5 was a trifle indigestible. Even if the Marie biscuits advertised right in the middle of news stories are usually easy to digest.
BY ninan| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |04/10/2004
In the absence of a watchdog, TV channels get away with violating basic ethical norms. On Sunday October 3, during its programme Hello Control Room, Sahara Samay showed a rape victim in Orissa whose face was purportedly obscured. But her features wer
BY ninan| IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |04/10/2004
After Vir Sanghvi started the trend, editors now think they should be interviewing actresses. Shekhar Gupta has done Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee on NDTVøs Walk the Talk before he interviewed Aishwarya Rai this Sunday, and later in
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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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