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Sunday, October 17, 2021

'I wanted to present my own impressions alongside solid facts'

June 2, 2012 18:45

Whatever works! There are stories that are better told as fiction, as exercises of imagination. With fiction, you can take the reader into the heads and experiences of characters directly and forge an emotional connection. In non-fiction this is much harder to achieve.

'Washington can't be a counter-balancing force against China'

April 26, 2012 14:28

Mark Zavadskiy works as a Chief Asia Correspondent for the Russian business weekly Expert.

'Obama has the right idea as far as intervention in the conflict is concerned'

March 23, 2012 15:08

Mairav Zonszein is an independent Israeli-American journalist and writer, living in Israel.

"The real pressure is within"

February 17, 2012 15:07

The aggressive ad campaign of The Hindu coincides with the change of leadership in the paper. The new editor, Siddharth Varadarajan spoke with N.Asokan about his newspaper’s agenda, after N Ram stepped down

Media is emerging as a threat to democracy

February 17, 2012 14:49

Adnan Rehmat is a Pakistan-based media development specialist and a political analyst. He heads Intermedia Pakistan, which focuses on advocacy, research and training on media issues, and promotes civic action initiatives on development issues.

'TV loves to sensationalise things'

February 17, 2012 14:33

In the 80s and 90s crime reporting primarily related to property and crimes such as hurt and murder.

'Media is not above criticism'

December 16, 2011 21:23

I think it would be a gross exaggeration to suggest that most journalists in the country are people of low intellectual calibre. There are tens and thousands of journalists in the country.

'Freedom should be coupled with responsibility'

December 16, 2011 21:10

I want both the print and electronic media to play a progressive role. Something like what the European media, and in particular people like Voltaire, Rousseau, Thomas Paine and other enlightened thinkers helped in doing. Also what the encyclopedic of France played during the time of transition of European society from feudalism to modern society.

‘The US has a strong pro-israel vision’

November 18, 2011 16:16

I’m proud of having been the one to expose the bloodbath argument, but I’m afraid few people were aware of that. I’ve seen a similar argument used more recently to justify continuation of the war in Iraq. The US public had withdrawn its support because it had become obvious that the war was a failure.

‘The media’s strength is its credibility’

November 18, 2011 16:03

The concept of a Media Council is not new. When I was the chairman of the Press Council, we made a draft of a Media Council to bring the television channels into its ambit because the Press Council of India (PCI) deals only with newspapers.

‘We work to network journalists and RTI activists’

November 18, 2011 15:53

The Knight International Journalism Fellowship is given to mid-career journalists to work on a theme of their choice. It is funded by the Knight Foundation, a premier non-profit organisation based in the US.

Who is in Guantanamo?

October 30, 2011 19:48

“I thought that something had gone terribly wrong in the United States in its response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11”

‘Wrong elements getting Licenses’

September 9, 2011 21:17

“Whenever we send an advisory, there are protests about the long arm of the ‘government’, censorship...”

TRUTH, as ‘they’ would have it

September 9, 2011 20:53

"The underlying assumption that there is a race or people who are more human than others should be exposed


Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017