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Media and Naxalism in Andhra
Mar 17, 2004

Media and Naxalism in Andhra

A news report in the internet edition of Times of India, on March 16, 2004, said Naxalites of the People¿s War Group (PWG) possess Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) launchers. It further claimed that, at a meeting of the Andhra-Orissa Border Special Zone Committee (AOBSZC), PWG leaders asked their cadres to disrupt the April 2004 parliamentary and Legislative elections process from the beginning.

Media For TRPs And Prasar Bharati For Murdoch?
Sep 03, 2011

Media For TRPs And Prasar Bharati For Murdoch?

In a fast paced novel or movie P. Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Swami Ramdev, Anna Hazare and the media, would all be found to be batting on the same side, heightening dramatic effect from their own vantage points in geometrical progression, filling the media's coffers with mysterious altruism.

Media Freedom and Article 19
Apr 09, 2013

Media Freedom and Article 19

The media in India enjoys a great deal of freedom and when it is threatened, the response is vociferous. Nevertheless, there is the need to maintain a balance between free expression and other community and individual rights; this responsibility should not be borne by the judiciary alone, but by all those who enjoy these rights.

Media management and regulation in 2021: Perspectives from Egypt
Jan 08, 2021

Media management and regulation in 2021: Perspectives from Egypt

There have been clear attempts from both the public and private sectors to change the use of their media outlets from entity-based benefits to public-

Media more swayed by commercial interests, says expert
Mar 09, 2014

Media more swayed by commercial interests, says expert

The "old, new and the social media" in India are "swayed less by ideology and more by commercial interests," according to a senior media professor, Dr Maya Ranganathan.

Media pictures: New currency of terror in Kashmir
Jul 24, 2018

Media pictures: New currency of terror in Kashmir

The aggressive photo strategy is fast morphing into a cultural tradition, creating false narratives by camouflaging the truth with heroic tales of the

Media regulatable, but not by government
Apr 06, 2013

Media regulatable, but not by government

Attributing activism by media to rapid decline in governance, economic scams, failings of Government agencies and religious heads, management and media consultant T.V. Krishnamurthy says the present media scenario in India is 'regulatable' but cannot be done by the government.

Media regulation: Is status quo the answer
Jan 14, 2013

Media regulation: Is status quo the answer

Participants at a seminar on "Media regulation: Is Status Quo the Option?" said India cannot afford to be an exception among democracies, with no regulation of cross-holdings in the media. Editorial independence is indispensable if the right to freedom of expression is to be effectively exercised.

Media Regulation: Is Status Quo the Answer?
Jun 08, 2013

Media Regulation: Is Status Quo the Answer?

Media Regulation: Is Status Quo the Answer? This was the topic of an interesting panel discussion organised by Observer Research Foundation and The Hammurabi & Solomon at the India International Centre on August 6.

Media self regulation alone won't work in India
Feb 05, 2014

Media self regulation alone won't work in India

While a combination of statutory regulation and self regulation is at work in the UK, India will find it very hard to improve the standard of its media industry through self regulation alone, according to panellists at a conference on "Perspectives on Media Regulation: Lessons from the UK".

Media's role as foreign affairs impinge on national politics
Mar 22, 2013

Media's role as foreign affairs impinge on national politics

If proof were required, the DMK-Congress spat on the Sri Lanka related vote at the UN Human Rights Council has once again provided it. Foreign Affairs will increasingly impinge on national politics.

26/11 and the media: Where were the protocols?
Nov 24, 2018

26/11 and the media: Where were the protocols?

Off the record, top Indian government sources admit that by and large, when governments and law enforcement authorities put systems in place in a cris

BIMSTEC into the mainstream: The role of the media
May 12, 2023

BIMSTEC into the mainstream: The role of the media

This brief is an experienced journalist’s view of how the media should regard the relevance of BIMSTEC, or the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation; and, in turn, how BIMSTEC can utilise the media in making its issues known to the public and the policymakers, in its immediate region and beyond. The brief argues that if BIMSTEC is to become an effective forum for regional cooperation, it should be more o

Can a Public Service Media serve better?
Nov 05, 2011

Can a Public Service Media serve better?

The Press Council chairman is spot on as far as the media's coverage of Muslim terror is concerned. He is equally right on the market driven focus on Formula 1, Lady Gaga, Mettallic group, bollywood gossip, fashion, etc in a country where the majority are poor.

Can competition tools fix social media?
Oct 13, 2021

Can competition tools fix social media?

Replacing tech authoritarianism with state overreach will only exacerbate problems plaguing social media platforms

China’s conflict mediation in the Horn of Africa: Only rhetoric or practical?
Jul 05, 2022

China’s conflict mediation in the Horn of Africa: Only rhetoric or practical?

Will China’s efforts to become a mediator and security provider in the conflict-ridden regions of Africa be fruitful?

Decolonising Aid: Moving Beyond International Aid Intermediaries
Mar 18, 2024

Decolonising Aid: Moving Beyond International Aid Intermediaries

The international aid system is in need of reform. Despite rhetoric about localisation, a meagre 1.2 percent of international humanitarian aid directly reaches local actors. Overall, there is a lack of transparency and awareness in international policy circles on how funds flow from the donor level to the field. This brief argues that the issue is not just about a lack of capacity on the part of local actors—a sweeping statement often used by W

Echoes of the empire: Neo-colonialism and global media
Dec 18, 2023

Echoes of the empire: Neo-colonialism and global media

As technologies get more disruptive and ambitions for global dominance intensify, the ‘neo-colonialism’ of information will exacerbate with time

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics
Feb 22, 2024

Emerging role of public opinion and social media in Middle Eastern politics

Amidst the war in Gaza, the surge of alternative news media outlets and social media has significantly bolstered support for the Palestinian cause

Gender and Identity on Social Media
Sep 13, 2023

Gender and Identity on Social Media

This Issue Brief looks at the world of digital spaces and analyses issues such as the politics of silencing women; propriety; and health and gender-specific vulnerabilities.

Government should not regulate social media
Nov 14, 2019

Government should not regulate social media

Online discussions simply mirror what is already happening in the society. A strong enforcement of rule of law will allow greater freedom of expressio

Ideological shift, public support and social media: The ‘New’ in Kashmir’s ‘New Militancy’
Jan 10, 2020

Ideological shift, public support and social media: The ‘New’ in Kashmir’s ‘New Militancy’

The new militant movement in Kashmir, which began with Burhan Wani in the southern areas, has escalated the conflict in the Valley. While militancy is not new in Kashmir, the Pulwama attack put the conflict back on the radar of the international community. This paper examines the changing nature of militancy in Kashmir, specifically with regard to training, recruitment patterns and the use of social media, public support for militants, and an app

If it sounds like mediation, it is mediation
Aug 21, 2019

If it sounds like mediation, it is mediation

India foiled US efforts to get involved in the '90s, when things were far worse in the Valley. Now through acts of commission, Modi has provided an opening for the US to enter.

In exposing corruption Kejriwal-Prashant searchlights on media too
Nov 03, 2012

In exposing corruption Kejriwal-Prashant searchlights on media too

It is common knowledge that Corporates control most of the electronic media. That being the case, how has the media turned upon the hand that feeds? Intra corporate warfare?

India and Australia: Building media resilience in the Pacific and Indian island states
Sep 19, 2023

India and Australia: Building media resilience in the Pacific and Indian island states

The Pacific and Indian Ocean islands states require support from external partners to protect the integrity of independent thought and defend themselv

India elections and the social media
May 21, 2014

India elections and the social media

India's online population is small as compared to its offline population - about 213 million users to 1.2 billion people - but it is growing. Though these figures expand and contract depending on whom you ask, we do know that 33 million are on Twitter and Facebook has hit the 100 million-user mark.

India, China and the media
Feb 23, 2015

India, China and the media

Senior journalists from India and China discussed various important issues affecting the India-China relations and the role of media in both the countries in giving a right perspective to issues and help improve relations further. The platform was the India-China Media Exchange, organised by ORF in Delhi in association with the Global Times Foundation.

India: Owner-Editor charged with rape, media comes under focus
Nov 29, 2013

India: Owner-Editor charged with rape, media comes under focus

Wednesday, November 20, was a black day in the contemporary history of Indian media. It was on this day news about the owner-cum-Editor-in Chief of an investigative weekly - Tehelka - Tarun Tejpal's alleged sexual assault on one of his own colleagues in a lift of a five-star hotel in Goa,

Indian media and China: Growing maturity in discourse
Apr 05, 2017

Indian media and China: Growing maturity in discourse

The media has a role and a responsibility in creating proper understanding between neighbouring countries.

Israel's growing public diplomacy focus on Asia and new media
Jul 20, 2017

Israel's growing public diplomacy focus on Asia and new media

The thirst of developing countries to copy Israel's model of success — that some say “Jewish Success Story" — needs focus on technology.

LeT's social media warfare
Jul 03, 2013

LeT's social media warfare

Lashkar-e-Tayyeba is rapidly expanding its presence and influence in the social media networks. The group is using these networks to recruit tech-savvy younger generation not only from Pakistan but also from the Pakistani diaspora.