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The trust deficit

Paid news and other dishonest practices have eroded the credibility of mass media in India: only 38% of Indians trust radio and television, while only 40% trust news in newspapers. Excerpts from the Press Council of India’s damning report on paid news, which was finally uploaded on the PCI site, following orders from the Central Information Commission


How free are we?

From the jailing of a person for allegedly defaming an Indian historical figure online to blocking of popular adult site Savitabhabhi without granting the creators an opportunity to defend their right to free expression, there are increasing concerns over the government’s power to monitor, control and censor the communications sector. This is the India chapter of the recently-released ‘Freedom on the Net 2011’ report


Women's representation in media is 24%: monitoring study report

Women’s presence in the media has gone up by 3% since the last report in 2005. Though slow, it is considerably more rapid than in the decade 1995-2005, says the Global Media Monitoring Project, the most comprehensive project of its kind tracking gender in the media