Monday, 17 January, 2022

Topic: Media

Not ‘Lifafa’, Pakistani media has a new name: ‘Basket Journalists’. Thanks to a leaked audio

In the leaked audio, PML-N's Maryam Nawaz and Pervaiz Rashid talk of 'media bias', while certain journalists will receive ‘baskets’ from Nawaz Sharif.

Shauk, tashan, lagaav — What drives India’s small-town stringers to take risks without pay

The death of a stringer in Lakhimpur Kheri violence brought the spotlight on how little small-town journalists in India are paid or acknowledged, despite the risk they take.

Between #MeToo second chance and cancel culture, Apple TV’s ‘The Morning Show’ finds its feet

The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, shows the power of a second chance in its latest season.

My father’s UK trial felt like I was at the zoo, watching an animal in a cage: Sid Mallya

In 'If I'm Honest', Sidhartha Mallya opens up about his mental health journey — from depression and OCD to the effects of his family matters.

Why are readers’ editors important? Veteran journalists explain at IIC webinar

Organised in collaboration with The Media Foundation, a nonprofit chaired by veteran journalist Harish Khare, the webinar was centred on the subject ‘The Readers’ Editor: Regaining the Trust’.

Media coverage can’t be biased under ‘garb of press freedom’, Gautam Adani says

Speaking at the JP Morgan India Investor Summit, the billionaire also defended how India handled Covid, adding criticism cannot be at the cost of degrading a nation.

Gen Rawat’s ‘clash of civilisation’ row shows military should be seen but not heard in press

Media appearances of Gen Bipin Rawat, both as COAS and CDS, have left an avoidable trail of faux pas and opinions that have generated needless controversies.

Dear readers, you know our news. Now know ThePrint newsroom

Coronavirus and elections since 2019 have seen ThePrint evolve with the return of good old-fashioned ground reporting.

Pegasus, porn, Punjab, Parliament. Indian news channels didn’t pause this week

Pegasus divided the press – Times Now’s Navika Kumar said allegations were not ‘conclusive’. CNN News18’s Zakka Jacob read the story as calmly as a story about delayed monsoon.

Press junkets, ads in foreign newspapers — China wants to build ‘new world media order’

In ‘Smokeless War’, Manoj Kewalramani writes that public opinion has been Xi Jinping’s highest priority, with special focus on online media.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.