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Hate Watch: Aaj Tak’s tweet on Ayodhya openly spreads communal hate NBSA issues advisory

Hate politics appears to have found a fertile playground within the news media, especially television. Of late, when dealing with religious and sensitive content, a shrill rhetoric that pits one community against another, is insidiously put in motion. It is in this context that we discuss today programming by Aaj Tak on October 16, 2019,…

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CJP appeals to groups aiding victims of the NRC process to stand together: Assam Press Release

Not for the first time, a section of the press recently questioned attempts by law students as well as legal and civil rights groups to reach down to the grassroots and assist the victims of the NRC and citizenship related process in Assam. It didn’t matter that help was being provided to some of the…

“Grim and despairing, death-knell for the media” NWMI-FSC report exposes absence of press freedom in Kashmir

It has been a month since Kashmir went dark in wake of a virtual communication and media blockade, and now a report has emerged that exposes what is going on in that darkness. Prepared by the Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) and the Free Speech Collective (FSC), the report titled News Behind the Barbed Wire:…

Role of the Media: How Hate was Spread in 2002 in Gujarat Excerpts from the Concerned Citizens Tribunal Report, Crimes Against Humanity, Gujarat 2002

The following piece that first appeared in the Nov Dec 2002 edition of Communalism Combat examines the role of media in spreading hate during the Gujarat 2002 communal carnage.   The Tribunal recommends that all the recommendations made by the Editors’ Guild in its report on the Gujarat carnage be implemented. India; Rights and Wrongs the Editors…

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Bombay HC lifts Media Gag Order in Sohrabuddin Case If witness faces threat, testimony can be recorded 'in camera': Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court has quashed the November 2017 order of the CBI Sessions Court preventing journalists from day to day coverage of the controversial Sohrabuddin case. In an order dictated between Jan 23 and 24, 2018, Justice Revati Dere of the Bombay High Court has quashed and set aside the order of the CBI…

मानवाधिकार उल्लंघन पर भारतीय टीवी मीडिया की चुप्पी विशेष आमंत्रण पर विशिष्ट ब्लॉग

हम प्राचीन और विशिष्ट दिल्ली जिमखाना में चल रहे एक हाई प्रोफाइल साहित्य उत्सव के सार्वजनिक मंच पर हैं, जो देश के सत्तारूढ़ संभ्रांत अभिजात्य वर्ग का गढ़ है, जब एक बुजुर्ग सज्जन खड़े होकर मुझ पर उग्र हो उठते हैं: ‘मैं पिछले आधे घंटे से आपकी बात सुन रहा हूं, आप एक देशद्रोही की…

Indian TV Media’s Silence on Human Rights Abuse An Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

We are on a public stage at a high profile lit fest in the pristine and exclusive Delhi Gymkhana, home to the country’s ruling elite when an elderly gent gets up and harangues me: ‘I have been listening to you talk for the last half hour, you talk like an anti-national, we should throw you out from here!’ I…

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