Is it my imagination or are television anchors becoming increasingly ambivalent in their attitudes to Anna Hazare and his movement? Read more

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed but something different is happening to English news TV in India. The best way to recognize the change is to look at what the channels were doing ten years ago and to then look at today’s formats. Read more

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The relationship between television and politicians continues to fascinate me. Many politicians claim that TV is biased against them. Usually, those who complain are conservatives who feel that journalists are liberals and are therefore biased against them. Read more

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My son is taking his final exam for the International Baccalaureate. As part of the exam, students who opt for the Theory of Knowledge paper, have o do a short presentation on a topic of contemporary relevance.

According to my son, one of the best presentations in his school this year was on the subject of media coverage of the Bombay attacks. Had the media been too sensationalistic? Had they helped the terrorists? That sort of thing. Read more

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