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Media Watch

September 2011

Supplementary Issue


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


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


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.


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...”