NDTV vs Kunte. Some thoughts on law

Talk about corporate own-goals. Or worse, loss of irony. Blogger Chyetanya Kunte appears to have been coerced into making “an unconditional apology to Ms. Barkha Dutt, Managing Editor, English News, NDTV Limited and to NDTV Limited, for the defamatory statements… made Read More …

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>

D'Press 12 Jan 2009

“Going after the politician orbureaucrat is easier than the businessman. Just watch a charming TV anchor flirt with a CEO as she asks him about his corporate philosophy to understand that.” Sidharth Bhatia, DNA, 11 Jan, Link

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 …

Media not informing us enough about UAPA Act?

An earlier post “NIA, UAPA Acts: media editorials” looked at how key Indian newspapers (Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Mint) editorialised the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act. After the Act was passed by the parliament, all newspapers Read More …