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The march of New Media, from ERNet to IPTV

The Internet, mobile telephony and other new technologies have changed the way media organisations collect, present and disseminate news. They have also changed the definition of news and who controls it, and created new revenue models for media companies. Sunil Saxena traces the rise of 'new media'


The 24x7 broadcasting revolution

Television broadcasting has grown at a phenomenal pace with more than 250 diverse television channels reaching 112 million Indian homes. Governed by arbitrary codes of conduct and subject to pressures from several sources, this relatively new medium has yet to evolve a viable, independent regulatory mechanism. Radio, on the other hand, is still a restricted medium despite a landmark 1995 Supreme Court judgement declaring that the airwaves are public property, says Ammu Joseph


The world's 'last great newspaper market'

With 62,483 newspapers and periodicals in 101 languages, and combined daily circulation of 99 million, India is the second biggest newspaper market in the world despite its poor literacy rates. Though the press has successfully warded off State attempts to curb its freedom of expression, new pressures from extra-constitutional authorities and from commercial interests may be undermining its independence and its commitment to serving the public interest, says Ammu Joseph