BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |24/01/2013
The jingoism of TV channels in response to incidents on the Pakistan border was unwarranted and irresponsible.
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/02/2012
The media turned the verdict into an event and the way it was covered throughout the day by news TV was a shocking exhibition of hype, sensation and overblown hectoring,
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/10/2011
Driven by its own agenda, television news has been reduced to a hollow fourth pillar and has abandoned its role as a bulwark of democracy,
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/08/2011
Instead of being vigilant, the media is lapping up `explosive’ information leaked to them by senior government functionaries without asking why this is being done.
BY pramod kumar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/07/2011
"Perception" is another tool which is frequently used by the media to denigrate a person or an idea and also as a force multiplier in furthering the negative aspects of a situation,
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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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