Media

Mandeep Singh is India’s youngest digital media manager who is rocking Punjabi cinema

Young men and women are making their mark in the Indian social media sector. With every passing day, social media is becoming a career of choice for millions across the country. However, only those can sustain in this field who are hard working and passionate about it. One such charismatic young man is Sirsa-based Mandeep Singh. This 23-year-old influencer started ... Read More »

Donald Trump’s order may expedite social media regulations in India

US President Donald Trump’s executive order on online censorship, which followed his spat with Twitter for fact-checking his claim on voter fraud, may expedite a review of rules governing social media firms in India. The order puts the spotlight back on India where the government has been considering regulating social media platforms to curb fake news and hate speeches. The ... Read More »

Donald Trump signs executive order targeting social media companies

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday targeting tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google and the pivotal internet law that provides them broad legal immunity over content posted by their users. “We’re fed up with it,” Trump said in the Oval Office Thursday before signing the order, according to the Los Angeles Times. The White House released ... Read More »

Covid-19 may cut media, entertainment sector FY21 revenue by 16%: CRISIL

New Delhi: The economic slowdown, exacerbated by the covid-19 pandemic, is set to cull the Indian media and entertainment industry’s revenue by 16% to ₹1.3 trillion this fiscal, according to domestic rating agency CRISIL. Advertisement revenue, which accounts for 45% of the pie, will see a sharper cut of 18%, while subscription revenue, accounting for 55%, will be relatively resilient ... Read More »

J&K authorities denies media reports on ‘frivolous grounds’ of PSA dossiers

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti (L-R) Aday after wide criticism of “reasons” of ground of detention for “Public Safety Act” (PSA) slapped against two former Chief Ministers, the Jammu and Kashmir authorities have put out clarification on Public Safety Act (PSA) denying alleged “frivolous grounds” saying some part of the leaked document were for internal use. This comes after leaked ... Read More »

Facebook’s plan to label state media is taking longer than expected

Facebook’s effort to label state-backed media has hit some snags. The social network was due to start labeling outlets in November, but CNN Business found that the company clearly missed the target, and didn’t have a specific answer as to when the transparency move might be ready. A spokesperson would only say that Facebook will “begin [labelling] soon,” and that there would be a gradual ... Read More »

Share market update: Media shares decline; Dish TV plunges 18%

NEW DELHI: Media shares were trading in the negative zone in Friday’s afternoon session. Shares of Dish TV India (down 18.31 per cent) , Zee Media Corporation Ltd (down 4.76 per cent) , Hathway Cable & Datacom (down 4.44 per cent) , Zee Entertainment (down 4.3 per cent) and Network 18 Fincap (down 3.82 per cent) were trading with losses. TV18 Broadcast (down 2.2 ... Read More »

GDR manipulation: Sebi levies Rs 16 cr fine on Sanraa Media, its 6 officials

New Delhi: Regulator Sebi imposed a fine of over Rs 16 crore on Sanraa Media Ltd and its six officials in a matter related to manipulation of global depository receipts (GDRs). The order comes pursuant to an investigation conducted by Sebi in connection with several Indian companies that had issued GDRs in overseas market with the intention of defrauding Indian investors. Sebi found that ... Read More »

Google reportedly fires staffer in media leak crackdown

Google has reportedly fired an employee believed to be leaking to the media, as it placed two others involved with internal activism at the company on leave, according to a new report from Bloomberg News. TERMINATED EMPLOYEE SENT NAMES AND PERSONAL INFORMATION The publication writes that the terminated employee provided names and personal information of other employees to reporters. One of the ... Read More »

‘A circus and a hoax’: how rightwing media are covering impeachment

The Fox News offices in New York City on 11 October 2019. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters Televised public impeachment hearings on Donald Trump start on Wednesday and are likely to grip America with a litany of damaging testimony. Transcripts of private hearings already show witnesses testifying about the same basic scenario: Trump wanted Ukraine to investigate his potential rival in the 2020 election ... Read More »