The publication of four private dailies in Burma this week is welcome, but the underlying problems still remain Amid pressure for a free press, the Burmese government invited applications for private dailies starting from 1 February 2013. Some of the papers that were granted permission began publishing this week. It’s really a great risk for...
Sometime, somewhere in a parallel world: Recalling the assassination of his own father, President Benigno Aquino III today spoke out and acted strongly on the issue of extrajudicial killings that continue to victimize journalists, activists and lawyers across the country. In a surprise televised address to the nation, days ahead of the birthday of former...
He is the original telecom ‘scammer’. On Saturday, November 19, 2011 Sukh Ram was sentenced to jail for five years because of accepting three hundred thousand rupees as bribe. Fifteen years later this would amount to petty change especially given the quantum of hush-money and loss to exchequer being talked about in India’s ongoing telecom...
An opportunity for an open-minded panel discussion on the state of the Indian media, aberrations that have crept into the profession, criticism which was leveled by recently-appointed chairman of Press Council of India, Justice Markanday Katju (retd), its partial endorsement (and part rejection) from sections of the media – including this author – and complete...
A wave of indignation is sweeping through India on all sides of the debate on the motion: ‘Most media professionals are of low intellectual caliber”. Two representative bodies – Editors’ Guild of India and Broadcast Editors’ Association – have condemned and deplored views of Press Council chairman, Markandey Katju. These opinions were first expressed in...
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