Who Cries When a Journalist Dies?

Of the many threats that journalists face in India, criminal violence is just one. Apart from this, freedom of press is also curtailed by a sinister use of defamation and sedition laws to silence journalists. Financial uncertainties in the form of inadequate salaries and large scale job cuts also looms large. This article was published…

Stirring Emotions in the Time of Disaster

“That the media rose to the challenging task of providing the catastrophe wide coverage so as to attract national attention was commendable. But it cannot be allowed to get away scot-free for the sensationalism and emotional opportunism that marked the coverage.” The torrential rains and cloudburst in Uttarakhand earlier this year, which triggered landslides and…