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IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-09-05

Some seven weeks before today's arrest of lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj and other activists, allegations made in a programme on Republic TV aired defamatory and unattributed charges against her calling her Comrade Sudha, showing a letter which she had purportedly sent. Anchors on the channel called her and others 'urban naxals' and alleged links..


ABP News' gaffe

IN Media Watch Briefs | 2018-08-09

Is the ubiquitous ABP proprietor occupying the newsroom after the exit of top editors? The channel, covering the death of DMK leader M Karunanidhi today had this headline: "Karnatak se 5 baar CM rahe the Karunanidhi!' (Karunanidhi was a five-time CM of Karnataka).             ..


Times Now, same old tricks

BY GEETA SESHU| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/12/2017

On triple talaq, the channel imputed nefarious motives to an NGO for ‘contacting’ MPs and later took down the video to alter the look and feel of the debate. Why?

 

You're cordially invited to be lynched in our studio. RSVP

BY MOAZUM MOHAMMAD| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/08/2017

In the guise of debate, Kashmiris are being subjected to vilification, venom, and finger-wagging by jingoistic anchors. Some are saying ‘no thank you’.

 

Patra was way out of line but does Razdan own the show??

BY ANUP KUMAR| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/06/2017 ?

A professional journalist does not own air time. She has borrowed the time from the public as a trustee of public interest,

 

Goswami and Tharoor: Is defamation now toothless?

BY SREELATA MENON|IN MEDIA PRACTICE|12/05/2017

Arnab Goswami’s wild accusations against Shashi Tharoor show that increasingly the fear of being charged with defamation fails to stop scurrilous attacks.

 

Arnab returns

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/05/2017

So I got working on getting back to where you can hear me and see me.

 

Media as cheerleaders?

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |10/11/2016 

First Arnab Goswami hammered away at the Congress and other critics for two days in a row on Times Now's Newshour for not hailing the demonetisation move. Now Zee has decided to lend its shoulder to ensuring the success of the prime minister's "path breaking" initiative. That adjective is from.. ??

 

The Newshour will end--mercifully

BY AMRIT DHILLON| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |03/11/2016 

He’s going but the Newshour could not have gone on for much longer. After all, how low, how noisy, how crude, how abusive can you go? ??

 

The Nation Wants to Know! But which Nation

BY JEFF JOSEPH PAUL KADICHEENI| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |21/10/2016 

When the agenda of a channel like Times Now is driven by a tiny group of Indians on social media, at least three fourths of the country is left out. What about their right to be informed?

 

The awesome unreadiness of WION

BY SHUMA RAHA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/08/2016

Its reportage is rudimentary, programming sketchy and analysis of news and current affairs next to non-existent.

 

On journalism and patriotism

BY JYOTI MALHOTRA| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/08/2016

Neither his employer nor other media veterans buy Arnab Goswami’s fulminations on what can or cannot be said about Kashmir.

 

Saintly Melodrama at Prime Time

BY ANAND VARDHAN| IN OPINION |24/02/2016

Ravish Kumar’s histrionics on NDTV are well-received while other anchors are lampooned as dangerous rabble rousers.

 

How Zee TV fuelled state action against JNU students

BY HOOT| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/02/2016

Local police filed their FIR not on the basis of the information they gathered on campus on February 9, but on the basis of Zee TV footage made available to them.

 

 The art of manufacturing nationalist outrage

BY SEVANTI NINAN| IN OPINION |17/02/2016

Evidently the Times Group does not have a problem with the damage their anchor and channel can do.

 

The Age of Alarmists

BY ANAND VARDHAN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |19/12/2014

Rajdeep Sardesai talks darkly of media persecution under Modi.

 

AIUDF's court offensive against NewsX

BY SUBIR BHAUMIK| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/11/2014

By filing 22 defamation cases against the news channel in 22 districts, for linking it with jihadi activities, the AIUDF is countering what it calls media terror with its own legal terror,

 

Abusive media vs angry legislature?

BY Madabhushi Sridhar

|IN REGIONAL MEDIA|19/06/2014 ?

Telugu channel TV9's sarcastic and scathing coverage of events in the new Telangana legislature has set the stage for a legal confrontation.

 

The owner strikes back

BY hoot| IN MEDIA BUSINESS |30/05/2014

One of the recent irritants in the run up to RIL's formal takeover of Network 18 and TV 18 has been the coverage of AAP by its news channels.

 

A tale of two shows

BY BIRAJ SWAIN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/01/2014

If there was one time that the Bhasa press schooled elite journalists of English news channels on how to tackle a presidential speech, then this was it!

 

Driving justice: the Tejpal-Telheka coverage

BY The Hoot| IN SPECIAL REPORTS |18/03/2014

It was a case of sexual assault with no physical evidence, but plenty of verbal evidence. And the media went completely overboard. Over 12 days Times Now spent more than 50 per cent of its news time at 8-10 pm on this story.

 

Breaking News: We killed him first

BY T S Sudhir| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/09/2011

The competition among news channels to declare the son of cricketer Azharuddin dead after an accident highlighted the depths to which `breaking news' journalism has sunk.

 

On the prowl

BY T S Sudhir|IN MEDIA PRACTICE|08/10/2010

 

Stalwarts of the Commentariat

BY Md Ali| IN BOOKS |10/08/2010

Is political representation on so-called national television diverse? Of course not. National politics is represented on television debates by just six politicians from the Congress and BJP.

 

TV9 brings you the floods, live!?

BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |08/10/2009 

One saw several reporters in waist deep water, waving mics at people for sound bites. Another reporter on a boat waved the mic for bites from a person in neck-deep water!

 

To sting or not to sting??

BY S R Ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |23/07/2008

Is it the job of a TV channel to provide proof to any Constitutional authority, in this case the Speaker, before telecasting the news to its viewers?

 

CNN IBN explains why it did not telecast the tapes

BY CNN IBN| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/07/2008

Since the speculation is based on hearsay, conjecture and mere guess-work, we at CNN-IBN, feel that it is necessary to set the record straight

 

News or Reality TV??

BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |31/05/2008 

Do we, citizens of this country, actually need protective laws to save us from the ugliness of media?

 

Remember, Mohinder is a suspect

BY Dasu Krishnamoorty| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |29/01/2007

The near-fatal attack on Mohinder Singh has everything to do with what people have read and seen about Nithari barbarity.

 

Their emergency, our TV?

BY sevanti ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/11/2007 ?

The first few hours after the imposition of Emergency in Pakistan became a speculative free for all, backed by stock footage.

 

Indian TV hits nadir with Prince saga?

BY IANS| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/07/2006 ?

Wasnøt this publicity lopsided? Didn’t channels go over the top?

 

Rescuing Prince?

BY sr r| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |28/07/2006 ?

Like Jessica Lal and Rajesh Kataria, Prince became subject of a television crusade because he was close enough to Delhi.

 

The press as judge?

BY krishnamoorty| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |05/11/2006 ?

If public opinion were the criterion to convict or acquit a person, the courts might as well put advertisements in the media inviting it.

 

Oh what an investigation!

BY ramanujan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/01/2006

Brinda Karat, Baba Ramdev, NDTV and the politics of family in investigative

Journalism

 

The me-too television wars

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |02/01/2006

If you’re experiencing a sense of deja vu, pity Mrs Sonia Gandhi. She had to answer almost identical questions from the two øømost respected TV journalist(s) …

 

Tabloid TV has a ball?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/08/2005

 

 

 

Do we have a right to know?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |07/07/2005

True, the media has to behave with a sense of social responsibility in covering the Ayodhya temple attack. But it should not mislead viewers.

 

The night of `live’ terrors

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/01/2005

Three malayalam channels were reporting on the tsunami developments in such a hysterical manner as to whip up a scare wave which had people in the entire area from Thiruvananthapuram to Chavakkad on the run

 

Has bad taste swamped TV news??

BY IANS| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |30/12/2004 ?

Do these incidents signify the death of privacy and the triumph of bad taste?

 

Circus maximus

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |27/08/2004

Back home, one wished some of our channels were allowed to cover the execution live. At least, motion pictures couldn’t have done more damage to the viewers’ sensitivity than what creative efforts to compensate for the absence of footage, did.

 

SABe TV and Iftikar Gilani

BY mannika| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |21/01/2003

The interview was a classic example of the triumph of headline hunting over quality; of bias over balance.

 

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