Television in India

Democracy
General

‘In Solidarity with the emerging Democratic, Progressive voices in Indian media’

Dear Friends, We are living in times where groups which win the battle of media often succeed in serving their purposes/propaganda. Our founders had expected that media shall stand as a fourth pillar of Democracy to make it vibrant. Media shall provide power to the people and make them believe in Democratic principles. Reality however did […]

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NDTV coverage of Modi speech different from BJP official feed
Democracy
Media

Troubling signs of media censorship

Last night, it emerged that after several shows that may have showed content embarrassing to the BJP, NDTV had gone off air in many places. Several “insider accounts” seem to allude to a picture of NDTV being perceived as showing footage embarrassing to the BJP (watch after 30 minutes). The indication is that cable operators have […]

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NDTV blocked by Delhi cable operators
Democracy
Media

Cable Operators of Delhi are reportedly blocking NDTV and ABP News #NDTVBlocked

Final Update: DEN Network customers now reporting that NDTV has been resumed on their service. No further reports of blocks seem to be happening. Any fresh information will result in a new post. This one will not be updated further.   Various reports of NDTV not being accessible through cable operators since approximately 8pm in […]

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On the inequality of censorship, Arun Jaitey, Barkha Dutt, and some thoughts

Yesterday when I wrote the article saying that Arun Jaitley sending the notice to the blogger Prashant Panday was a good thing, I came across a couple of immediate condemnations regarding how Barkha Dutt got criticized for the same. It is hardly a new thing for the distinctions between free speech and slander to be […]

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My Husband’s say

My husband thinks that I am defaming him, and wants the other side known. Fair enough. I have typed this out as dictated by him (translated from Marathi). I don’t want to say anything. I don’t want to say anything from inside the home in public. I can speak with my close friends, but it […]

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