BY Padmaja Shaw| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |25/06/2015
Chandrababu Naidu is fighting political embarrassment by muzzling the media in two ways: invoking the 'public interest' and misusing the Cable Act.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/06/2015
The BJP's misuse of the media has echoes of Indira Gandhi's Emergency. Yet when out of power, the party is in campaign mode for the autonomy for Prasar Bharati.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN LAW AND POLICY |23/09/2014
The question to ask is, would we want the CM to ban and unban channels at will? By which constitutional or legal authority is the CM of a state being bestowed such powers,
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/06/2014
Dominant media in Andhra Pradesh, with close links to the Telugu Desam Party, has for years showed contempt for all things Telangana.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |18/12/2013
Who will help socially responsible media survive? Regulators have to find ways of providing a fair business environment, and subscribers have to support quality journalism.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |03/08/2013
The DCHL story began to unravel since the middle of 2012 when IFCI filed a petition in the Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking the liquidation of 'Deccan Chronicle'.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/02/2013
It is a minor leap of faith after that to throw around names, photos and police sketches from the morgues to beef up the stories and ramp up jingoism.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |07/10/2012
In a swift and amazing operation, several Telugu news channels were blacked out on government orders for 20 minutes during the September 30 Telangana rally.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |11/09/2012
In Andhra Pradesh the ownership of TV news space is essentially a part of one's political agenda.
BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/07/2012
Is NDTV trading its role as an independent media organization by plugging into the state's own agenda for legitimacy?
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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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