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

Senior journalist with The Hindu blames ‘Hindutva culture’ for Muslim men harassing dancers during an Eid festival in Assam

The crime and the humiliation heaped on the dance crew was carried out at an Eid function by Muslim men, however, a journalist from The Hindu deemed it fit to blame 'Hindutva culture' for the crime.
Anurag Kashyap was slammed by a Twitter for his unfounded allegations concerning Aligarh Murder case

Petty lies: Times of India presents a conversation selectively just to convince its readers that Anurag Kashyap ‘slammed’ a Twitter user

A Twitter user Divya outed Anurag Kashyap's hypocrisy over the latter's unfounded accusations regarding the devolving situation in Aligarh

Was Editors Guild more upset about arrest of Prashant Kanojia than murder of DD cameraman?

An unequivocal, no holds barred, stinging statement spanning four full paragraphs and 291 words for Kanojia. All governments in power need to read this. But for the DD cameraman who was killed by Naxals?

Abhisar Sharma lies and blames Zee News of ‘creating alibi’ to save ‘guilty’ Vishal Jangotra when the court has already acquitted him

In a video published on YouTube on the 10th of June, propagandist Abishar Sharma accused Zee News of trying to save Jangotra by creating a false alibi for him.

Action against ‘anti-NDTV’ officer result of various transgressions, cases against NDTV founders to continue

One name in that stood out in the list of 12 officers and created quite the flutter, was SK Srivastava, the man who had been leading the charge against NDTV.
The Print announces quantum of sentence for the Kathua murder even before the court does

Shekhar Gupta’s The Print pronounces punishment for the convicted in Kathua case even before the court does

In one of its reports, the Print, which has a habit of distorting facts, proclaimed the judgement even before the honourable court did. The court is scheduled to deliver the sentence this afternoon at 2 PM.

AltNews co-founder tried to discredit OpIndia’s report on Vishal Jangotra being framed, netizens remind him of his propaganda

Zubair had tried to imply how OpIndia was trying to 'protect' Jangotra by writing a report questioning Jammu Crime Branch's charge-sheet which had glaring loopholes

Kya alien le gaye viman? Zee Rajasthan wonders if ‘aliens’ abducted IAF’s missing AN-32 aircraft which is still missing with 13 onboard

Is the China border inhabited by aliens which took away our IAF's AN-32 aircraft and hid in its UFO? Zee Rajasthan has some questions

Delhi: ABP journalist’s car attacked by bike-borne assailants at Barapullah flyover, three shots fired

ABP News has raised doubts on the law and order management in Delhi.

Media troll, who equated Dalits to animals, arrested for objectionable comments

Journalist Prashant Kanoja had even called for violence against Hindu saints and had expressed that Hindu saints should be killed to save humanity
Rana Ayyub flustered as a journalists mentions religious identities of Aligarh murder case

Rana Ayyub gets rattled and displays her hypocrisy after Bhupendra Chaubey refers to Aligarh murderers as ‘Muslim men’

In the past, Rana Ayyub had no qualms citing the religious identities of perpetrators when the victims happened to belong to minority communities

Infighting in The Hindu over Akshaya Patra article: Malini says shoddy journalism, N Ram stands by reportage

The Hindu editors Malini Parthasarathy and N Ram have two seemingly contradictory views on the controversy surrounding the Akshay Patra Foundation, after which the Hindu found itself under severe criticism for its editorial approach.

Blatant Hinduphobia: Journalist mocks rituals by suggesting Hindu priests should be boiled alive

Pooja Prasanna, a journalist with Republic TV took to Twitter to assert that perhaps "putting those vessels on a burner will get us rains faster and for longer".
Arif Khan shatters the 'Muslims living in fear' narrative

A section of Muslims were always scared, under every govt: Arif Mohammad Khan busts ‘Dara Hua Musalman’ narrative of Karan Thapar

Khan stated that the constitution of India permits no entitlement on the basis of religion. He further stated that we have been misleading our people and deluding ourselves all these years in the name of secularism.

The Hindu repeats ‘dara hua musalman’ narrative as Muslim mobs go on rampage and BJP workers are killed post Modi’s victory

The Hindu relies on 2 incidents where the police have summarily denied communal angles to allege that Muslims are scared in Modi's India

International Fact-Checking Network says its Indian signatory Alt News may have potentially violated IFCN Code of Principles

IFCN accepted that Pratik Sinha has violated its nonpartisanship policy by being a member of Jan Sangharsh Manch

Enforcement Directorate files case against media baron Raghav Bahl under PMLA for undeclared foreign assets

Hard times ahead for the media giant and founder of The Quint, Raghav Bahl!

Festivals and political opportunism of media: ‘The Guardian’ and its anti-Hindu agenda

International media outlet ‘The Guardian’, propagates an anti-Hindu agenda which fairly contributes in defaming and stigmatizing everything that is related to Hinduism
Locals in the Tappal, Aligarh town find it hard to believe that Aslam, a repeat sexual offender, did not rape the child

Aligarh child murder: SIT to probe the case, sexual abuse charges to also be probed

UP Police has said that action has been taken against the concerned SHO for delinquency in the Aligarh child murder case

How AltNews tried to whitewash crimes of Zahid and Aslam who killed a 3-year-old in Aligarh

AltNews even claimed OpIndia's previous report which mentioned amputation of the child's body was 'fake'

In less than 6 months of launch, Firstpost print edition shuts down, last edition on June 8

The 20-page weekly English print edition was launched eight years after the company launched its online news portal.

Newslaundry CEO and former Kejriwal aide calls a woman journalist ‘hysterical’ for countering fallacious report by his outlet

As Swarajya reports quashed all the false narrative and questioned the unethical reportage, Sekhri seems to have got upset and resorted to cheap slur against Swati Goel Sharma calling her as 'hysterical'.
Some media portals consider 'secularism' can be achieved only by slandering Hindu festivals and hailing festivals of other religions

Dear ‘secular’ media, hailing Eid is good, but why so much negativity on Hindu festivals

The so-called secular media organisations have often posted sharply critical posts on Hindu festivals, actively indulging in shaming Hindus for celebrating those, while the festivals of 'secular' religions are hailed with words likes 'peace, brotherhood and love'.

The campaign against Akshaya Patra: Fuelled more by morbid bigotry and vested interests than concerns for children welfare?

The Akshaya Patra Foundation (APF) is under attack again from motivated activists for its mid-day meals.
Arnab Goswami takes a dig at Lutyens' freebie culture

Arnab Goswami talks about some unPRINTable facts: Who got free flats and land? Who are the people now promoting freebie culture?

Arnab slammed the comment "It is an era of freebies" and stated that India has stated through votes that it is an era of aspirations, ambition, merit and not freebies.

Railway Ministry confirms OpIndia report, hawker arrested for being a repeat offender of illegal hawking, not mocking politicians

The Railways Ministry also confirmed that Dubey himself admitted to the Magistrate that he was hawking illegally since 2005.

Media spreads fake news: Hawker arrested for being a repeat offender, not for mocking politicians ‘especially PM Modi’

Awadhesh Dubey was arrested by RPF Surat on the charges of illegal hawking, but could get bail on Monday.
Yogendra Yadav seemed rattled after 2019 verdict gave an overwhelming majority to BJP

‘I would like to hold those who voted for Modi by their collar and say, you idiots’: Yogendra Yadav has a meltdown before introspecting

Though Yogendra Yadav acknowledged that there have been monumental errors in reading the voter psyche but it didn’t deter him from prophesying doom after PM Modi’s re-election.

Political consolidation of all castes: Narrative of BJP being an ‘upper caste’ party is malicious and another attempt to wound Hindu unity

The BJP will be acutely aware that they are dependent on this Hindu consolidation for its stellar performance and going forward, if it is to do well, then it has to further cement it.

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