Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: newspapers

Registration of Press & Periodicals Bill: Law to bring ‘digital & print on par in cabinet soon’

Draft of the Bill was first made public in 2019 & it had drawn criticism as it was seen as an attempt by Modi govt to regulate digital media, which is not subject to any registration at present.

NFHS shows double-digit drop in Indians reading papers, watching TV & listening to radio

NFHS data shows fall in mass media consumption between 2015-16 and 2019-21. However, it does not take into account the rise of digital media.

Tripura, Nawab Malik, demonetisation — what India’s Urdu press focussed on this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

BOC officials, 3 others booked by CBI for empanelling newspapers with ‘fake’ govt ads

The CBI has alleged that these newspapers fraudulently and dishonestly got empanelled with the DAVP and received advertisements of Rs 62.24 lakh from 2016 to 2019.

Local newspapers can reduce polarisation with opinion pages that focus on local issues

Economic crisis in local US news is making it harder for the opinion page to realise its potential as a vibrant community forum.

BJP ad on Assam 1st phase ‘sweep’ kicks up row, Congress counters as newspapers clarify to EC

8 newspapers published BJP ads proclaiming victory in all 47 first-phase seats the day after polling. Congress complained to EC and then took out its own ad.

‘Ram dharm’, ‘victory for Ram’ — how regional papers covered Ayodhya bhoomi pujan

Prime Minister Modi's trip lasted less than three hours in Ayodhya but got extensive coverage in Hindi and regional language papers the following morning.

How world is learning to live with the virus, struggling newspaper models & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

The economics of news media and why it’s in deep crisis because of Covid-19

In episode 452 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the broken business model of news media in light of the layoffs and salary cuts due to Covid-19.

Employees of South Korean daily isolate themselves at printing facility to fight Covid-19

The printing press employees of JoongAng Ilbo in Daegu voluntarily decided to isolate themselves to avoid halting production of newspaper.

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.