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.
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.
The PIB accreditation, which has, till now, allowed accredited correspondents to enter a ministry without having to sign in, or reveal whom they intend to visit, has preserved this anonymity. It has therefore been the essential catalyst in the creation of a vigorous civil society in India, writes Prem Shankar Jha