Media

Various aspects of media and their influence on society, politics and happenings in general. Journalism is a long term muse for me – whether it be TV, print or blogs. What constitutes journalism, and what goes beyond into the realms of activism or propaganda?

C Manjula
Democracy
Media

Media complicity in attacks on Activists

When Prashant Bhushan and Arundhati Roy were attacked by affiliates of BJP, there was news media in place and ready seemingly with prior information.

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media

The importance of media in crisis

We see crisis situations happen all the time. Be they natural or man made. Media plays an important role in dispersing situation about them. However, I find that there is crucial lack of coverage in natural disasters that is counterproductive to the recovery of the region. If there is a bomb blast, for example. Along […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media

Standard response to crisis

Questioning our knee jerk response to emergency situations, its impact and exploring more functional alternatives.

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media
Politics & Political Commentary

Media for a new India

We say a lot about what the problem is with media, but we rarely look at what media could be. So…. of course, I write 😀 My main point in this is that media reflects reality, but media also influences reality. Media holds a lot of power to influence change. And it is power that […]

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media

On Language and Communication

An old email in a group I participate in, had this woman write something really wonderful, in less than perfect English. Frankly, I had no problem with it, but when people praised her, this is what she wrote: Well I’m a bit shy and my english is also not so good and to add to it I […]

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