Monday, 27 June, 2022
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The ‘foreign hand’ in journalism and how Australia is at the front lines

Can Facebook, or any international company, make rules regulating speech that are equally appropriate in every country they operate in?

‘Drugwood’, ‘Umar Lobby Secret Tape’, ‘UPSC jihad’ — You aren’t watching news but masala TV

A reporter climbs Ladakh mountain, another asks a postman why he tore down Kangana Ranaut’s office, and yet another calls an FB session a ‘secret tape’. TV isn’t news anymore.

Aatma, autopsy, jadu—After Ayodhya, TV news went right back to magnificent Sushant obsession

As soon as the Ayodhya bhoomi pujan was done and PM Modi had spoken, news channels scuttled back to their favourite obsession — conspiracy theories about Sushant Singh’s death.

Editors in Modi’s India have two choices — speak up or give in to intellectual slavery

The press, which is the fourth pillar of Indian democracy, is not given the same status as the other three pillars today. Journalists have to make their choice.

Sachin Pilot has done the unthinkable — united all TV channels from NDTV to Republic

Nearly every single anchor on English and Hindi news channels praised Sachin Pilot – from NDTV to Republic. But they just couldn’t get the headline they wanted.

How not to report: A lesson from Republic TV, Times Now, ABP covering Bandra migrants

Was the gathering of migrant workers at Bandra railway station the result of a masjid, a conspiracy or is the clue in absent luggage? Indian TV picked all.

Not Howdy Modi, Indian TV channels were busy eating cake & saying HBD Modi

As the Modi birthday festivities wound up, Zee News found a Pakistan ‘kabootar’ with a mysterious phone number on its back.

Media-bashing as a political strategy works for Modi. The opposition could use it too

The first step to countering the negative media narrative against the opposition must be to question the media itself.

What economic slowdown, Zee News & India TV are busy giving tips on surviving nuclear attacks

According to self-appointed nuclear expert, TV anchor Sudhir Chaudhary, the best way to protect yourself is to stand stark naked under a cold shower.

On KBC, Amitabh Bachchan asks about pressure cooker, and media puts Chidambaram in it

Is Chidambaram ‘underground somewhere?’ asked India Today, sniffing a good chase. ‘CBI returns empty-handed’ lamented Aaj Tak, sounding disappointed.

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Does breaking up big states boost economy? Data doesn’t back up hype, says Indian study

The study by researchers at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research looked at economic impact of reorganising Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar in the year 2000.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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