Challenging Transmission: Critical studies of media

Academic discourse and university departments are disproportionately geared towards training students to work in such a transmission-orientated environment rather than educating them as to how to engage critically with such a system. Read More …

Ethnic conflict, global capital, and framing

Is Indian foreign policy reflecting that of neo-con US, with both policy and outlook reflecting national interests and pragmatism over insights, intellectualism, and morality? Read More …

Rahman’s Oscar: Media Coverage (continuously updated)

As Rahman enters the hunt for Oscars, we keep track of the madness that unfolds in Indian media. The latter is known to go give importance to any western recognition to Indians in a sign of its readers’/audiences’ westward cultural Read More …

Pakistan lobbying and spin on US public and policy opinion

The media coverage of Mark Penn dropping the PPP account last year hides more than it informs, in particular how public opinion is shaped and the weaknesses of Indian media’s foreign news coverage. Late December 2008, Times of India, The Read More …

India-US. Of trade embraces, lobbying, and spin

In his last press conference, George W Bush, outgoing President of the USA arguing against the suggestion that the country’s moral standing in the world had been dented cited India and said: “go to India, and ask about, you know, Read More …

Public healthcare, public information, and propaganda: The case of Dr Sanjay Gupta

As a media researcher one looks at how public discourse is being shaped, particularly concerning issues of public policy and how facts, lies, spin, and propaganda is used to further ideologically-driven agendas, all the while couching it is in the Read More …

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 …