BY Thakore| IN OPINION |17/12/2006
The last month has seen the appearance of political journalism for the first time in the United Arab Emirates.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |05/11/2006
Malaysia, almost a single-coalition democracy, allows for journalism. UAE does not.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |28/10/2006
What makes this piece of first person experience and reportage galling is the racism and colonial suppuration that oozes out of the piece.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |23/10/2006
When journalists refer to a piece of reportage as sting, it is not clear which of the three variations is being talked about
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |30/09/2006
A curious phenomenon of court reporting in the United Arab Emirates is the absence of any names when the courts pronounce a verdict.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |17/09/2006
The Pope in his wisdom uses an eminently unneeded example, and the correspondent picks it up and plays it up in a manner that is likely to cause the most harm.
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |19/08/2006
Why attribute such banalities to a "senior Congress leader" under conditions of confidentiality unless you are telling the reader something that is new?
BY Thakore| IN OPINION |12/08/2006
The Arab press, which functions within largely totalitarian systems of governance, is displaying a curious phenomenon. It is in an activist mode.
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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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