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A screen grab of Sonu Sood's programme on Good News Today | Twitter/GNTTV

Video game, fake visuals — It’s a bad week for TV news. ‘Good News Today’ wants to change that

Pakoda party, chai pe charcha, Kashi cruise — Is good news 24x7 really good for India?
Screenshots from BBC World (L) and Republic TV (R) coverage of the Afghanistan situation | Twitter/ThePrint

Here’s how Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN reported on Afghanistan. And how Times Now, Zee, Republic did

While CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera showed notes of restraint, Indian news channels threw caution to the winds and said, ‘Terror group wins Game of Thrones’.
A man prays near the gates of Kensington Palace in London, UK, in August 2007. Diana, Princess of Wales, was honoured on the 10th anniversary of her death at a memorial in London organized by her sons, Princes William and Harry | Shaun Curry | Bloomberg

Martin Bashir’s ‘deceitful’ interview with Princess Diana — what BBC’s independent inquiry found

Inquiry by former senior judge John Dyson reignites controversy around Princes Diana's 1995 interview to Martin Bashir. Her children Princes William & Harry slam BBC for the 'deceit'.
Prasar Bharati House in New Delhi | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘For India’s point of view’ — Modi govt to launch BBC World-like DD International channel

With Modi govt facing global flak over its Covid handling, Prasar Bharati last week set in motion the process for getting pvt players to prepare a detailed project report for the channel.
The Central Information Commission building

Modi govt irked by ‘misuse of RTI to extract news, discredit’ it. Has a plan to counter it

Govt is set to informally ask senior officials to respond to RTI applications ‘in totality’, and explain all circumstances in detail to eliminate the scope of ‘interpretation’.
Umbrellas featuring BBC News logo in London | Photo: Simon Dawson | Bloomberg File Photo

BBC apologises, edits episode after caller abuses PM Modi on live podcast

Call was made during episode of ‘Big Debate’ podcast by BBC Asian Network. Debate centred on question ‘Do you feel proud seeing the turban being referred to as a crown in EastEnders?’ 

China blocks BBC after ban on Beijing broadcaster in UK

China’s National Radio and Television Administration says BBC reports on China violated regulations that news bulletins should be 'truthful and fair'.

The BBC is struggling to survive the era of fake news

2019 survey saw 44% choose BBC as a single source for impartial news. But many British newspapers have been urging readers that BBC is a wasteful left-wing racket, extorting public.
A view of Tamenglong district in Manipur | Commons

From widespread hunting to wildlife conservation — how Manipur district took 180 degree turn

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.
(From left) Ridhima Pandey, Manasi Joshi, Bilkis Bano and Isaivani | Image: ThePrint team

Shaheen Bagh ‘dadi’ Bilkis Bano, three other Indians in BBC’s 2020 list of inspiring women

Besides Bano, para-athlete Manasi Joshi, 12-year-old climate activist Ridhima Pandey and 'gaana' singer Isaivani are among the 100 women BBC listed.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.