Media

‘Fear and paranoia’: How Vietnam controls its media

Nguyen Hang* remembers her first day as a “news assistant” in 2008 for an international publication in Vietnam. She was asked to attend a meeting with the police who asked her to sign on a paper affirming that her new job was to protect the country. “I never thought that piece of paper would follow me around,” Hang told Al Jazeera. ... Read More »

Social Media Died When It Stopped Being Social And Became Just About Making Money

The hullabaloo over the article written by one of the co-founders of Facebook, Chris Hughes, calling for Facebook to be broken up and regulated, so as to limit its pernicious effects on society and democracy, which Nick Clegg, the company’s Vice-President of Global Affairs and Communications and former Prime Minister of the UK, has already answered, has produced an unexpected but very meaningful idea: there’s ... Read More »

Amol Dighe joins Madison Media as CEO, Madison Media Ultra & Head Investments

Madison Media has announced yet another senior level appointment of Amol Dighe as Chief Executive Officer, Madison Media Ultra and Head Investments based in Mumbai. Dighe will look after the agency’s Madison Media Ultra unit which handles Godrej and Marico accounts. In addition, Dighe will be Head of Investments for Madison Media Group. Dighe is a seasoned media professional with ... Read More »

EC asks media to telecast exit polls only after completion of last phase of Lok Sabha elections

The Election Commission (EC) has said, exit polls can only be telecast on the evening of 19th May after the last phase of Lok Sabha elections gets over. The poll panel has issued an advisory to the media in which websites and social media platforms were included for the first time. It said, TV, radio channels, cable networks, websites and ... Read More »

‘We Are in an Era Where the Media Has Itself Become a Threat to Democracy’

Two years ago, we launched The Wire Hindi with a small team and big dreams. How has the experience been so far? What have we achieved, or not? Before we begin to discuss these questions, we need to know about the time in which the idea of The Wire Hindi was born. It is also important that we talk about the era in which ... Read More »

Blaming social media for child angst? It’s only half the picture

 Illustration by Nate Kitch Nothing turns a parent’s heart inside out like the unhappiness of a child, and your own helplessness in the face of it. When they were tiny, it was all so much easier. Toddlers can turn from sunny to inconsolable in a second, but are equally miraculously restored by a nap or a box of raisins. The ... Read More »

Tuesday briefing: ‘Social media behaves as if it is above the law’

Top story: Facebook, Instagram told to shield young minds Good morning, Warren Murray here with your primer at the gates of dawn. Feelings of inadequacy driven by social media are driving a loss of hope in life among new people, a study suggests. The government has signalled it will make social media firms sign a legally binding code of conduct ... Read More »

Support for Nifty at 10,777; PSU banks, media stocks to remain under pressure

Chandan Taparia Nifty index had a volatile Budget day but overall witnessed strong recovery of 400 points from recent swing low of 10,583 to 10,983 zones in last four sessions. It corrected from higher zones in the last week but again managed to attempt the same key hurdle area. It formed a Bullish candle on weekly while a High Wave ... Read More »

Social media firms warned they could be blocked over suicide content

Social media firms could be banned if they fail to protect children from suicide and self-harm material, the Health Secretary has warned. Matt Hancock said Parliament had the power to block access to the social networks and that the Government “must act” if tech companies failed to purge their sites of such images and videos. His comments come as a Daily Telegraph investigation ... Read More »

Media reboot: the real story is the rise of data

Experienced journalists are also enrolling on postgrad courses for data training. Photograph: artiemedvedev/Getty Images/iStockphoto Back in the day, if your shorthand didn’t stretch to 100 words a minute, your chances of landing a journalism job were sketchy. These skills are now pretty much redundant – better to know how to whip up a frenzy on social media, build an interactive ... Read More »