While books have been written on the subject, the question continues to be raised: Does the right to free expression include the right to incite hatred, disrupt public order and create social tensions?
A comparison that ‘both-sides’ journalism inherently allows is infinitely more trustworthy and credible than the one-sided ‘righteous’ fare some of us tend to force down on those who consume our news, writes Editor-in-Chief Ruben Banerjee.
'The award is a testimony to the fact that Kashmir wasn't the way it was projected to the Indian public by their news channels,' photojournalist Showkat Nanda said after three J&K journalists won the Pulitzer Prize.
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.
Kashmir-based journalist Gowhar Geelani who has been slapped with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act by the J&K Police, tells Outlook that such moves may 'either silence us or make more people speak out'.
This issue of Outlook on the Indian media is testament to our objectivity. Subjecting ourselves to the same scrutiny is only fair, since we constantly scrutinise everyone else, from politicians to police, writes Ruben Banerjee.