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  • Ranjona Banerji: The Curious Tweets of Gaurav Sawant

    Ranjona Banerji: The Curious Tweets of Gaurav Sawant Posted on 01 Aug,2014 | under BLOGS These tweets led to massive outrage from what is called the “secular” brigade on social media, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Neil Harman's tale of 'unattributed' content

    Ranjona Banerji: Neil Harman’s tale of ‘unattributed’ content Posted on 30 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS The story of Neil Harman, much respected tennis writer for The London Times, is a cautionary tale for all journalists, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Right or not, Arnab Goswami?

    Ranjona Banerji: Right or not, Arnab Goswami? Posted on 25 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS Comments on social media are now asking whether Goswami was really as rightwing as he appeared to be when the BJP and Narendra Modi were sworn in to power, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: More scrutiny by the media

    Ranjona Banerji: More scrutiny by the media Posted on 22 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS The media cannot find answers and cannot be expected to. But it can force society to take a closer look at itself and what it puts up with, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Inhouse 'censors' may police TV newsrooms

    Ranjona Banerji: Inhouse ‘censors’ may police TV newsrooms Posted on 15 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS CNN-IBN has, it is said, introduced a novel new designation in its newsroom – the “escalation editor”, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Boring & Silly Budget coverage

    Ranjona Banerji: Boring & Silly Budget coverage Posted on 11 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS There is once again a need for the media to examine this manufactured hysteria about the annual budget of the Central government, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: CNN-IBN is feeling the pinch post Rajdeep Sardesai

    Ranjona Banerji: CNN-IBN is feeling the pinch post Rajdeep Sardesai Posted on 08 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS In his farewell letter, Rajdeep Sardesai hoped the new management would put journalism first. Those old enough may want to remember the Reliance experiment with the Observer. Those young enough can believe what they want, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: No commentators beyond cricket in our country

    Ranjona Banerji: No commentators beyond cricket in our country Posted on 04 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS Getting commentators becomes extremely difficult when our expertise at the international level is so limited in possibly everything, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Silence, outrage & much fawning over the PM

    Ranjona Banerji: Silence, outrage & much fawning over the PM Posted on 01 Jul,2014 | under BLOGS There is an odd silence from the Central government on the Nihalchand Meghwal case and an even odder reluctance from the media to do its usual hammer and tongs act, notes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: How News TV (mis)treated Subramanium ire

    Ranjona Banerji: How News TV (mis)treated Subramanium ire Posted on 27 Jun,2014 | under BLOGS Blaming the former UPA government appears to be the preferred course of finger-pointing in some parts of the world of TV news in India, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: The dangers of dissent for Egypt's journalists

    Ranjona Banerji: The dangers of dissent for Egypt’s journalists Posted on 24 Jun,2014 | under BLOGS The sentencing of Egyptian journalists sends danger signals around the world, writes Ranjona Banerji

  • Ranjona Banerji: Time for Indian media to stand up

    Ranjona Banerji: Time for Indian media to stand up Posted on 17 Jun,2014 | under BLOGS Now that we are a month into the election results, genuflecting at the altar of government cannot be a consistent feature of a media which prides itself on being a pillar of democracy, writes Ranjona Banerji

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