BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/07/2006
The columnist was clear. The authorities were creating an atmosphere of suspicion against a target group (read Muslims)
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/05/2006
Nothing wrong in Kalanidhi Maran trying to emerge as India’s Rupert Murdoch provided he does not use unfair means to eliminate his competitors.
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/05/2006
The Hindu survey seems to be more scientific and methodical while the others only reflect the editorial policy of the publication concerned.
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/04/2006
What the the Times of India in Hyderabad did on the day of Ugadi insulted the intelligence of its more rational readers
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/03/2006
When Vaiko switched camps Sun TV thoroughly exposed him with its arsenal of file pictures from 2002, of his arrest under POTA.
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/03/2006
TV news went ga ga over Bush and the nuclear deal. As regards the street protests, both the print and television did not do much to put them in perspective.
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |22/02/2006
"I commissioned the cartoons in response to several incidents of self-censorship in Europe caused by widening fears and feelings of intimidation"
BY ramanujan| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |31/01/2006
Jayalalithaa’s bill may be the outcome of local political rivalry, but the issue it raises of media monopoly has to be addressed in the larger interest of democracy.
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/01/2006
Brinda Karat, Baba Ramdev, NDTV and the politics of family in investigative journalism
BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/01/2006
Rajiv and Indira Gandhi were forgiven their excesses but Modi still gets the secular media’s goat. Any association with him is to be derided.
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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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