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“Strike That!” General Strikes and The Media – A Case Study 

The role of a free media in such popular struggles to is hard to overstate. An uncontroversial expectation is that media should cover issues of public interest. Often however, in a reversal of this expectation, chosen issues are covered to generate public interest. In the light of the upcoming general strike on January 8, 2020, […]

#2018: The Year when News and Facts were Brutalised

Free and Independent media, the most talked about attribute of a vibrant liberal democracy in India came under attack from all fronts in 2018. There was no respite from killings and attacks on journalists, censorship of news both forced and voluntary, defamation suits by corporates and politicians against news media running into billions, sedition cases […]

Democracy c/o Facebook. Part 3

So far in the series, we have talked about the Facebook model, its algorithm, its business, and its impact across societies and democracies on the planet. One of the intriguing questions that remains is that of the “how”. How is it such a successful model? In this concluding part of Democracy c/o Facebook, Siddhartha Dasgupta […]

Democracy c/o Facebook. Part 2.

The fact that a youth in Macedonia can write a spurious article and grab attention of a different scale than a publisher like the New York Times – shows the nature, and the power, of the Facebook model. Soon enough however, Facebook became a global platform of not just misinformation, but also hate and polarisation. […]

Democracy c/o Facebook. Part -1

Beginning as a modest online platform for college students to network, Facebook is today one of the biggest ever tech company in history. And one of the most powerful. The social media giant is an information gold-mine for both social engineering, political propaganda and market surveys and product placements, and has been lately accused of […]

Journalist-Student arrested in Tuticorin for shouting “Down with BJP Fascism”

Independent journalist and student Lois Sofia who has been extensively covering protests in Thoothukudi was arrested today for shouting “Down with Modi-BJP-RSS’s fascist rule” in a flight, addressed to TN BJP State President Tamilisai Soundararajan who happened to be in the same flight. GroundXero reports on the latest in the BJP-RSS regime’s blatant desperate attacks […]

“এই নিষ্ঠুর পৃথিবী বাবার জন্য নয়।” – তমহীদ বুখারি।

‘রাইজিং কাশ্মীর’-এর সম্পাদক শুজাত বুখারিও খুন হয়ে যেতে পারেন এখনও ভাবতে পারছেন না জম্মু-কাশ্মীরের সাংবাদিকরা। বহু সাংবাদিকদের উপর পরিবারের চাপ তৈরি হচ্ছে এমন বিপজ্জনক পেশা ছেড়ে দেবার জন্য। ১৯৯০ থেকে ২০১৮, জম্মু-কাশ্মীরে ১৯ জন সাংবাদিকের মৃত্যু হয়েছে। মৃত্যুর হুমকি, বোমা বিস্ফোরণ, পরিবারের সদস্যদের উপর আক্রমণ, হুমকি ফোন কল একটি দৈনন্দিন ব্যাপার। বুখারির ওপর হামলা এই […]

Cobra stings Paytm: Nexus with RSS exposed

Few days back we as a nation saw perhaps the biggest sting operation in the history of the country. Mainstream media has completely ignored the whole episode, partly because it was the mainstream media which was exposed in broad day-light by this sting. Investigative news agency, Cobrapost, conducted sting operations across various major media houses […]

Invisibility as historical absence: Mainstream media and it’s Houdini act

The mainstream media serve the class interests of their owners, even as they want us to believe that it is the readers’ preference they are catering to. Farmers’ marches go unnoticed whereas articles keep flowing analyzing Bollywood actor’s indictment. Padmaja Shaw In the name of popular interest that is believed to drive news content, mainstream […]

সাংবাদিকতার স্বাধীনতায় দু’ধাপ নীচে নামল ভারত, দায়ী মোদীর ‘ট্রল ব্রিগেড’: আরএসএফ রিপোর্ট

বিশ্ব জুড়ে সাংবাদিক ও সংবাদমাধ্যমের বিরুদ্ধে শাসকের আক্রোশ বেড়ে চলেছে। আমাদের দেশ তার ব্যতিক্রম নয়। ‘প্রেস ফ্রিডম ইন্ডেক্স’ অনুযায়ী ২০১৮ সালে ভারতে সংবাদমাধ্যমের স্বাধীনতা সূচক গত বছরের তুলনায় দু’ধাপ নীচে নেমেছে। ১৮০টি দেশের মধ্যে এ দেশের স্থান ১৩৮। ৩ মে ‘ওয়ার্ল্ড প্রেস ফ্রিডম ডে’। তার প্রাক্কালে ভারতের হালহকিকত নিয়ে একটি রিপোর্ট। গ্রাউন্ডজিরো: ক্ষমতাকে সত্যি কথাটা […]