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Is the media doing its patriotic duty?
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The US presidential election has been a rollercoaster ride, with tantrums, conspiracy theories and tabloid-worthy revelations at every turn. In one of the most intense presidential fights ever, Donald...
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It is increasingly apparent that a section of the media has been feeding us pre-packaged "facts" to suit the interests of a few. We are encouraged to treat these venal fabrications (for that is what t...
I made the mistake of watching primetime television last week. I figured the anchors would be done discussing what India must do after the Uri attack and moved on to other issues such as Amitabh Bachc...
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Of late, certain TV channels have become passionate cheerleaders of Modi Sarkar.
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If someone has had more impact than you, fellow journalists, even those I hold in the highest esteem, suddenly develop great amounts of morality whilst secretly wishing he or she could have themselves done better. I am sure there are exceptions to this, and I am glad if there are. But I see no evidence of it on air or in my ear.
Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley said today that the media should evolve ethics when covering high profile cases. But the timing and nature of his comments seem to be a reference to...