Week that was: South Asian Media on Media

A round up of media’s coverage of media in the key newspapers Hindustan Times, Economic Times, Indian Express, The News:

“Media barred from showing rave party visuals”, Hindustan Times, 28 Dec 2008, Pradip Kumar Maitra, Link

Henceforth media will not be allowed to show visuals of youths, involved in rave parties and caught red handed in surprise police raids!”

CelebTrack a boon to recession hit endorsement industry” Economic Times, 28 Dec 2008, PTI, Link

Brands who are looking for celebrities to endorse their products can rely on “CelebTrack” Research, which measures celebrity power periodically on parameters like popularity, media presence, power of persuasaion and image attributes.

“Foxed? Look at story, not slant” Indian Express, 27 Dec 2008, Saubhik Chakrabarti, Link

In a thoroughly muddled argument, Saubhik Chakrabarti argues that we should not be concerned with the media “story and not the slant”. urm… aren’t media stories about content, and isn’t content about what it says, and isn’t what it says indicative of what the frame is, and doesn’t it have to do with how we as readers understand the world.

“Mumbai, media and war” Indian Express, 27, Dec 2008, Ruchika Talwar, Link

A roundup of Pakistani media coverage

“War is a media hype, says Jairam Ramesh” Hindustan Times, 26 Dec 2008, Press Trust Of India, Link

Indian, Pakistani and American media are responsible for creating a hype about an imminent war between India and Pakistan, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh alleged in Jaipur on Friday.

“Sherry hopes media will adopt code of conduct” The News, 26 Dec 2008, Link

The Pakistan Broadcasters’ Association (PBA) will formulate its code of conduct and self-regulate it among stakeholders. This was decided at a meeting of the PBA office-bearers with Information Minister Sherry Rehman, here on Thursday.

“Pak media welcomes Indian PM’s ‘no war’ statement” Times of India, 25 Dec 2008, PTI, Link

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani media has welcomed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s declaration that there was ‘no question of war’, as one top analyst underlined that it is encouraging that Islamabad and New Delhi are keeping diplomatic channels open.

“‘Media houses not responsible for claims in ads'” Hindustan Times, 25 Dec 2008, Link

The Delhi High Court has held that newspapers and periodicals cannot be held responsible if there is a defect in a consumer product whose advertisements are printed in their pages.

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