BY Visa Ravindran| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |14/10/2009
Flooded with often contradictory information on health by the media, whom should we believe?
BY Visa Ravindran| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |20/09/2009
Musharraf's gift of the gab and perfectly strategised TV skills disarm viewers and persuade them to suspend disbelief at least for the moment.
BY Visa Ravindran| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/08/2009
Whom do the news media serve when they provide coverage going beyond saturation to cloying excess: their viewers or themselves?
BY Visa Ravindran| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |10/08/2009
When tragedy strikes a confounded public, and a sensation-hungry media goes overboard in its coverage, the casualty is always personal grief,
BY Visa Ravindran| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/07/2009
Initially the media exacerbates an incident, political parties then jump in and twist facts as they please, and passions are thus easily whipped up.
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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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