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Saudi clerics, Pak anchors being beamed to Kashmiri homes

Saudi clerics and Pakistani news anchors are being beamed direct to Kashmiri homes, and are stoking the fires of 'azadi'. Over 50 Saudi and Pakistani channels, including Zakir Naik's banned Peace TV preaching Salafist Islam, and others indulging in anti-India propaganda are running without necessary clearances via private cable networks.

Death of anti-establishment journalism in India?

Watching TV news, one often wonders whether the basic nature of journalism has been turned on its head from being anti-establishment to pro-government? It is disconcerting to see how viciously anchors flay, mock, contradict, interrogate and treat opposition parties while handling the Bharatiya Janata Party with kid gloves and extending remarkable latitude to its spokespersons.

EC orders registration of FIR against Dainik Jagran for publishing Exit poll results favoring BJP

In a rare instance, the Election Commission (EC) has directed electoral officers in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh, which went to the polls in the first phase of the state assembly election on Saturday, to file first information reports (FIRs) with the police against the editorial leadership of Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran for publishing an exit poll.

US President: journalists most dishonest human beings

Describing journalists as the most dishonest human beings on Earth, US President Donald Trump has said he has been "running a war" with the media and warned them of consequences for falsely reporting that less number of people attended his inauguration. "We had a massive field of people. You saw them. Packed. I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field," Trump said.

Expose fake and biased stories rather than hitting share: Martina Chapman

Martina Chapman is an independent consultant in media literacy and digital engagement. In 2013, she set up the Belfast-based Mercury Insights to provide policy and project support to a number of high-profile organisations across Europe, including regulators, public service broadcasters and other bodies. She explains to R Edwin Sudhirthat media literacy is critical for news consumers to make informed decisions.

Ban on media: During Lok Sabha Coverage do not shoot pics of Kejariwal/Mamta Benarjee in Parliament complex

If you spot Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal or his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Bannerjee in the Parliament complex, don’t rush to say ‘hello’ or click their pictures, at least not without permission. This is part of the guidelines issued by the Lok Sabha secretariat for TV reporters and photographers.

Kashmir photojournalist bags prestigious Atlanta Photojournalism award

Dar Yasin, a photojournalist working with Associated Press (AP), has bagged the prestigious Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar award. Notably, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, America’s longest continuously operating photojournalism conference, started in 1973. Its 2016 edition took place on November 11-12, 2016 at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast.

One-day ban on Hindi NDTV puts on hold, channel moves SC

The I&B ministry has put on hold the order against Hindi channel NDTV India, according to PTI on Monday.Earlier, NDTV India had moved the Supreme Court against the government's order banning its telecast for a day on November 9 for its coverage of the Pathankot terror attack. The petition challenged the Constitutional validity of the government order, the channel said in filing to the stock exchanges.

Morally righteous path that journalists should follow in boycotting the PM

The TV industry in particular is notorious for rivalries that are taken to disproportionate levels This past week, one did not have to follow media to get the news, but social media to get the news about media! Arnab Goswami quitting from Times Now has inspired a series of articles about him from journalists, sociologists, ordinary citizens who felt compelled to express their opinion about the enfant terrible of the Indian Republic (one of the more clever commentaries was written by a Pakistani journalist). 

UP CM promises media subsidised flats, elections in state

In poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has promised to come out with a scheme in 15 days under which journalists will be offered houses at subsidised rates. Assembly elections in the state are due early next year. The promise came when a delegation of about 300 journalists from the state, who have been living in government accommodation, met Akhilesh Thursday. The state government had earlier served notices to these journalists asking them to vacate their houses in 15 days. 

National Herald to hit the stands in January 2017, Neelabh to be Editor

The Congress mouthpiece The National Herald is finally set for revival: the paper that became defunct in 2008 will resume publication, the Associated Journals Ltd announced on Wednesday, naming senior journalist Neelabh Mishra as its new Editor-in-Chief. It’s a big challenge,” Mr. Mishra said, adding, “but it will be run with professional integrity and editorial autonomy, as in the days of yore.” Indeed, Jawaharlal Nehru was known to even encourage reports critical of him.

Grave danger to journalists covering corruption: CPJ

Media persons working to expose corruption in India face "grave dangers", an international media rights body has concluded claiming there has not been a single conviction in 27 cases of murder of journalists that it has tracked and documented since 1992.

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