After Ravish Kumar, Rana Ayyub, Journalist Barkha Dutt says she is under threat from people within Indian government

9 june, 2018 / By freepresskashmir.com ‘I never thought the day would come when in my own country, I would be told to hire private security’ Barkha Dutt, a senior journalist Indian told platform Newsclick that she had been receiving veiled threats from ‘powerful people in the establishment’. In an interview with journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta on…

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How media covered #PranabAtRSS

8 june, 2018 / By Cherry Agarwal, newslaundry.com For a week now, former President Pranab Mukherjee’s tentative visit to the Nagpur headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has been making news. Mukherjee, formerly a Congress leader, had accepted the Sangh’s invite to be the chief guest at the passing out parade of Sangh trainees, much…

Press Freedom: Lessons That Big Democracies Like America And India Should Draw From Their Smaller Counterparts

September 20, 2017 / By Jhinuk Chowdhury At a time when the Fourth Estate of the world’s most powerful democracy—the US—is beginning to worry about the fate of its freedom of expression under the new Trump administration, some of the lesser known heroes of democracy—in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa—are making significant strides in guaranteeing a free and an…

World Press Freedom Index: Indian media is under stress

21 April, 2016 / By ET Brandequity Media in India continues to be under stress as the country figures low at 133 out of 180 nations in the latest World Press Freedom Index. The international watchdog said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is being ‘indifferent’ to threats against scribes. The damning report by Paris-based free press…

Community media network launched

9 March 2015 / By The Hindu The South Asia Network for Community Media (SANCOM), the idea for which was mooted last year at a Roundtable on ‘Towards a South Asia Network for Community Media’ at the University of Hyderabad was formally inaugurated at the World Radio Day event in New Delhi, organised jointly by…

Five reasons why media monopolies flourish in India

12th January, 2015 / By Samarika Kumar The laws that could prevent such monopolies are either limited or absent. While walking to work one day, I saw an advertisement for CNBC-TV18 proclaiming, “We have stood for Indian business news. We stand for an India that means business.” With the Reliance takeover and editorial tutoring of…