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HOW THE INDIAN NEWS REPORTS WOMEN’S ISSUES

On October 12, 2016, Posted by , In research, With No Comments

In December 2012, a young girl was gruesomely gang raped in New Delhi, India. The method of the rape was particularly violent, involving insertions of a metal rod and irreparable intestinal damage. For the days following, Jyoti Singh went through emergency treatment in hospitals in India and Singapore, until finally succumbing to her injuries 13 days later.                                     …

Alternate Media, Alternate Funding

On July 26, 2016, Posted by , In research, With No Comments

A non-profit data journalism blog in India is playing a crucial role in better informing mainstream news content.   Australian sociologist Alex Kerry wrote that the 20th century was characterized by three developments: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy. Kerry’s observation, relevant till date, explains that when it comes to media funding corporate capital tends to alter editorial incentives….

Essar Leaks: How the Indian news covered (and didn’t cover) the June 2016 Essar phone tapping

On July 13, 2016, Posted by , In research, With No Comments

What are the leaked Essar tapes? Hailing from the Rajasthani business community of Marwaris, Shashi and Ravi Ruia moved to Mumbai in 1969. Essar, named by grouping both brothers’ initials, began then as a small-scale construction company. Today, the Ruia brothers with interests in steel, oil, ports, and telecom, represent a net value of over $7 billion. On 17th June 2016, the print magazine Outlook India published a report documenting a series of phone conversations,…