Sunday, November 20, 2011

Is unintentional defamation a lesser offence?

Justice Sawant’s defamation suit against Times Now has shaken up the media and reactions opposing the punitive court order have been an inevitable corollary. Does defamation without intent warrant the same treatment as that with malice. Please read my article in the Hoot.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Clean up the Print media first

Within a month of assuming charge, the new Chairman of the PCI, Markandey Katju, has started asking for more powers and also control over electronic media. He needs to understand that there is enough muck in the Print Media to be cleaned before asking for control over electronic media. Please read my article in The Hoot which discusses this issue in detail.

Friday, November 4, 2011

The good judge could have exercised restraint

If Mr Katju has his way, he will convert all TV channels into Doordarshan, forcing them to give unlimited coverage of poverty, agriculture and the like; sports and movies will have to wait till India completes its ‘transition from a feudal, agricultural society to a modern industrial society. Please read my article in The Hoot.