Google, Youtube, and community "policing" in India

“The good thing about Youtube is that we have always had a very very active user community that has policed the site from the beginning… so if you go on Youtube you will hardly find… you know you will not Read More …

Halan's damning mail on Vinod Mehta's outfit

According to an internal memo posted on the media watchdog site The Hoot, Monika Halan, the editor of Outlook Money has quit over what she called “conflict of interest between edit and management”: But there is an increasing conflict of Read More …

D'Press 14 Jan 2009

“And then they came for me”, Lasantha Wickrematunge, Sunday Leader, Link Put this cartoon in your blog/site! <a href=”http://criticalstew.org/wp-content/uploads/depress14jan2009.gif”><img class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-2429″ title=”depress14jan2009″ src=”http://criticalstew.org/wp-content/uploads/depress14jan2009.gif” alt=”depress14jan2009″ width=”383″ height=”365″ /></a>

Anonymity, public servants, media, and ethics

Raju Narisetti, former editor of Mint, had defended an anonymised polemic by an “IAS officer” about the failures of the government over the war on terror (linkĀ  here). This had broken out into a war of sorts between the government, Read More …

Journalist handcuffed: Rights violation?

A Karnataka journalist, B. V. Seetaram, has been arrested in a defamation case, while he claims being targeted for his newspaper Karavali Ale‘s anti-Sangh coverage (see The Hindu report here). Another The Hindu report stated that he was presented in Read More …

Is Anahita Mukherji a "Pakistani"?: Thinking media sociology

Times of India Mumbai carried a front page story (Jan 4 2008) about the city’s police “advising” book stores to remove works by Pakistani authors fearing attacks from the right wing parties such as MNS. According to the report, the Read More …