The ministry has already sent rebuttals to leading foreign media organisations, including The Guardian, WashÂington Post, Time, Al Jazeera, The EcoÂnomist, Huffington Post, New York Times and the BBC.
This issue of Outlook on the Indian media is testament to our objectivity. Subjecting ourselves to the same scrutÂiny is only fair, since we constantly scrutinise everyone else, from politicians to police, writes Ruben Banerjee.
In an interview to Outlook's Puneet Nicholas Yadav, The Telegraph editor R. Rajagopal dismisses accusations of bashing PM Modi while going soft on Mamata Banerjee and answers a host of other questions on the state of the Indian media today.
Citing examples of films that have released this year and earned commercial success, the 'Fukrey' fame actress mentioned: 'How many times has the media questioned male actors on films that are jingoistic and encourage warmongering?'
Journalist Anuradha Bhasin sought directions for restoration of all modes of communication, including mobile Internet and landline services, throughout the state in order to provide an enabling environment for media to practise its profession.