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Tag: Nikhil Wagle

What is paid news in India and why is it such a problem?

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

Indian citizens have the freedom of speech. But freedom of speech in itself means little without freedom of information. If you are free to decide for yourself and speak up, but you are deliberately fed information that makes something look really good and something look really bad, your condemning what was informed to you as …

Hybrid justice: Media on the war path

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

It was alarming to hear the calls for hanging the rapists in the Delhi Gang Rape, even as it was heartening to hear violence against women take center stage for once. A year later, the alarm remains, while the hope is increasingly jaded. There is a strange kind of feminism in the air. One that …