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Media Watch

September 2011

Supplementary Issue
 

Editorial

Hysteria on display

 
Seema Mustafa
 

“It is important for television channels to realise that nothing attracts more than unbiased reportage of news”




Cover Story

India’s TV Man

 
Anuradha Preetam/ Rohit Manchanda
 

“I have been desperately trying to get Dawood Ibrahim. I will get him before the Indian government gets him”




International Media Watch

My Terrorist: Good or Bad

 
Saurabh Kumar Shahi
 

Henrik Ibsen, one of the most famous Norwegian playwrights ever, once famously quipped, “The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compound majority.” Little did he know that this maxim will one day stand true for his own country.




Regional Media Watch

Regional media

 
MW
 

Despite the ban on arrack in Karnataka, spurious liquor continues to flow illegally in the state, especially in districts along the Karnataka – Andhra Pradesh border. It is responsible for the hooch tragedy, causing a high number of deaths in Yadgiri, Raichur, Gulbarga and adjacent districts of Andhra Pradesh.




Urdu Press

Back with a bang

 
Syed Khurram Raza
 

Indian media has defied all global trends and negative predictions about the future of the print media. Despite the perceived threat from news portals, digital news, and news on mobile telephones, the print media is flourishing in India.




Media Watch Conference

Is Anna Hazare a media creation?

 
Anando Bhakto
 

The one question that seems to have survived Anna Hazare’s fast is whether he and his movement were a media creation. Given the fact that 24 hour news channels had got stuck to the story of the fasting Gandhian, with all other issues of national and international concern not finding even a few minutes on television, it had begun to seem that the ‘movement’ was linked directly to the coverage.



Anna wave sweeps the country

 
Anando Bhakto
 

If the media outlets in Delhi were all out in their coverage of Anna Hazare, the regional press was not much behind. As people across India stormed every nook and cranny of the country – demanding a stronger Jan Lokpal- the local dailies covered the spectacle with keen relish.



Peepli Live II

 
Chandran Iyer
 




Memoir

Historic tashkent talks

 
Inder Malhotra
 

ALTAF GAUHAR was Field-Marshal Ayub Khan’s information secretary, closest confidant, and biographer, indeed alter ego. It is he who had recorded that on September 6, 1965 when Indian troops entered the Lahore sector, the Pakistani “most surprised” was Ayub Khan, Pakistan’s first military ruler.




Interview

TRUTH, as ‘they’ would have it

 
Saurabh Kumar Shahi
 

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



‘Wrong elements getting Licenses’

 
Anuradha Preetam
 

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