BY Usha m Rodrigues| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |11/01/2010
Even in routine coverage of news stories about their nationals residing overseas, news media can easily abandon any pretence of being objective.
BY Usha m Rodrigues| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/05/2009
The promise of civic engagement via new technologies remains limited to the upper classes, and it will be a while before it reaches the masses.
BY Usha m Rodrigues| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/11/2008
A lack of resources and time are proving to be critical in the way the new generation of journalists are getting trained and mentored in the newsroom.
BY Usha m Rodrigues| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/01/2008
The oxymoron of ‘fair sports coverage’ is on stark display during this crisis in the contest between India and Australia.
BY Usha m Rodrigues| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |07/12/2007
The report pointed to the growing use of spin and growing culture of secrecy and mutual distrust between the government and the media.
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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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