Media

Media is considered the fourth pillar of democracy. This section presents news and views about the state of Indian media.

Meat, smoking, stealing and thought of committing suicide: How this Gujarat school got it horribly wrong about MK Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi never committed suicide. He was assassinated by Nathuram Godse on 30th January, 1948.

Bombay HC observes journalists have no special privilege or greater freedom than others to ruin the reputation of a citizen

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court observed in a recent judgement that "journalists do not enjoy special privileges or greater freedom than others to make imputations or allegations that are sufficient to ruin the reputation of a citizen".
Journalist alleged that Nirbhaya’s friend and sole witness to her tragedy charged money for his interviews

Nirbhaya gangrape victim’s friend demanded money for appearing on interviews, claims journalist

The journalist said that he did not reveal the sting operation then fearing it would have weakened the case against the accused in the Nirbhaya gangrape case
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Karnataka: Assembly Speaker imposes temporary ban on media coverage of proceedings, journalists protests

In 2014, during the Congress government, the then Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa had also proposed a ban on television cameras from broadcasting Assembly proceedings inside the house.

Are stories of bigot babies ‘safe’ option for media which failed to assess public mood?

There are even books out there now, with guidance on how to protect babies from communal rhetoric spewed by other babies.
How The Quint whitewashed the Islamist attack on Hindus in Balrampur

Ready to dance on dead bodies of Hindus: How Raghav Bahl’s website whitewashed Islamist attack on Durga visarjan

Durga Puja Visarjan procession in Balrampur came under attack by a strong Muslim mob and The Quint is ready to dance on the dead bodies of Hindus in an attempt to whitewash the Islamist attack

Progressives against Hinduism: Far-Left propaganda rag The Telegraph campaigns against ‘Putran Dehi’

The Telegraph is asking its readers to chant 'Santanan Dehi' instead of 'Putran Dehi' during Durga Puja prayers.

DNA shuts down its Mumbai and Ahmedabad print edition, takes the digital route

DNA has announced that it would be taking the digital route and shutting down its print version in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan gets death threats and a fatwa for celebrating Durga Puja, Rajdeep Sardesai rues hidden ‘Islamophobia’

Rajdeep Sardesai likened the calling out of rampant bigotry displayed by Darul Uloom Deoband cleric against TMC MP Nusrat Jahan as 'Islamophobic'
Barry Gardiner had slammed Nidh Razdan's blatantly biased stand against Narendra Modi

UK Labour MP Barry Gardiner who had taken NDTV’s Nidhi Razdan to task over her Modi-hate comes out in support of revocation of Article 370

Gardiner had in 2013 invited the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi to address the UK house of commons. He has penned an op-ed highlighting how the abrogation of Article 370 will bring justice and equality for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The dangers of random ‘bigot-baby-secular-baby’ Goebbels propaganda being peddled by the ‘Liberals’

Fake news peddler and propagandist who masquerades as a journalist, Rohini Singh, tweeted an entire thread where apparently, at a 5-year-old's birthday party, some 'little Zoya' was asked to 'go back to her country' to which she said she 'is not Pakistani'.

Pakistan Magazine claims Saudi Crown Prince snubbed Imran Khan by calling back his private Jet which was to fly Khan back from USA

Reportedly Saudi Crown Prince called back the pvt jet as he was unhappy with Imran Khan

People are fearful of upsetting the Muslim community: Lord Indarjit Singh who quit BBC Radio after it censored his talk on Guru Tegh Bahadur

Lord Indarjit Singh, the Sikh host of BBC radio who quit the programme over censorship says people are fearful of upsetting the Muslim community.

Former AAP leader and journalist Ashish Khetan, accused of planting stories in favour of Essar, joins the group as Vice President

Former AAP leader Ashish Khetan has been accused of defending Essar in the 2G scam when he was a journalist.
Pak FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi loses cool at TV anchor when asked about the names of the countries that have 'supported' Pakistan

Pakistan FM Qureshi fumes when cornered for endorsing a lie peddled by Pak PM imran Khan over Kashmir

"On whose agenda are you working?" Qureshi snapped at talk show host Javed Chaudhry. "Are you going to tell me or decide which countries have or have not supported Pakistan at the UN?", he asked the host.
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BBC Radio says talking about Sikhism may offend Muslims, veteran Sikh host Lord Singh quits in protest

Lord Singh said that the BBC tried to block him from discussing Sikhism as it may offend Muslims
Dr Kafeel Khan to face fresh probe for spreading false information and trying to treat patients while under suspension

Spreading misinformation, violating suspension orders: UP govt to probe fresh allegations on Dr Kafeel Khan

Kafeel Khan had allegedly taken to social media to spread false news that he has been given a 'clean chit' in the Gorakhpur children’s death case.

Propagandists share 2017 incident of Dalit man beaten to death allegedly for attending Navratri event as recent one

Several Hinduphobic propagandists have shared a 2017 report to allege as if the unfortunate incident of a Dalit man being beaten up allegedly for attending Garba event has happened during the current Navratri festival.
Kapil Sibal and Promila Sibal served summons in a civil suit case filed by Barkha Dutt

Barkha Dutt demands Rs 74 lakh plus interest from Kapil Sibal backed Tiranga TV for terminating her contract early

Kapil Sibal and Promila Sibal had recently faced flak for arbitrarily sacking employees of Tiranga TV without serving them notice
Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar has apologised for not paying tribute to former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary

Dainik Bhaskar issues apology for not paying tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary on 2nd October

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India and had succeeded Jawaharlal Nehru to the post.

The Hindu ‘journalist’ cannot distinguish between revenue and profit, gets mocked on social media

Vijaita Singh is known to have a complicated relationship with the truth.

Assistant Director of Doordarshan’s Tamil channel suspended for blacking out address of PM Modi at IIT-Madras

Assistant Director of Doordarshan Podhigai TV, Tamil channel of DD, R Vasumathi, has been suspended for dereliction of duty as she did not broadcast live the speech of PM Modi
JJC report on detention of minors in Kashmir slams reports by media portals, calls it 'fictional imagination'

Read details: Juvenile Justice Committee report on ‘minor boys arrested in Kashmir’ calls out lies of Quint, Scroll, and Washington Post

Interestingly, the 'activists' Eenakshi Ganguly and Shanta Sinha had based their petition not on actual complains but on reports by news portals such as The Quint, The Scroll, Caravan and Washington Post.

Times of India has done a massive disservice to the memory of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh

Times of India today had a middle in its edit page where a Bhagat Singh researcher, Prof Chaman Lal has been interviewed

“Wrong and contemptuous to say that SC has allowed prosecution of Devendra Fadnavis”, Maharashtra CMO rubbishes media reports

Supreme Court has sent the case back to the trial court for fresh consideration, not ordered prosecution of Devendra Fadnavis

10 year old boy dies because of a Muslim healer, media gives the report a Hindu spin

According to a complaint by one Arfina Bibi, her son Jan Nabi Sheikh died and six-year-old son Jahangir Sheikh is admitted to a hospital with serious injuries due to occult practice by Muslim healer Alpana Bibi

AAP leader Sanjay Singh bullies Republic TV and launches tirade against Arnab Goswami when asked about Kejriwal’s anti-Bihari statement

AAP leader Sanjay Singh was caught bullying Republic TV reporter and asking him why Arnab Goswami was not raising the Chinmayanand issue when he was asked about the anti-Bihari statement by Arvind Kejriwal
Tarun Tejpal is facing trial under rape and sexual harassment charges in Goa

Goa: Hearing against Tehelka’s Tarun Tejpal in 2013 sexual assault case adjourned to 7 October

After years of delay, the trial against the Tehelka’s former editor-in-chief finally started in Goa’s Mapusa in March 2018.

Pakistan media denies reporting Bushra Bibi’s image not reflecting in mirror, no update on the two meat-eating jinns yet

The image claiming to be a report by Capital TV was reportedly a fake image that had gone viral in 2018.

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