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My first job as the Readers’ Editor is to be a committed reader of this newspaper. No section of the paper is secondary to the other. In the last few days, there was a flurry of mails following th... »
The irony of democracy is that the two important pillars of democracy — politics and media — are the most pilloried professions. While I leave the task of defending politics to political scientist... »
One of the advantages of being a journalist is the opportunity the profession provides to learn analogously. Every journalist learns something while reporting, and learns from diverse sources. Pol... »
One of the most important elements of my work is to respond to readers’ complaints and redress them. The most recurrent among the complaints is about the “Letters to the Editor” section. I receive... »
The debate over an editorial, “The hangman’s justice” (November 22, 2012) is refusin... »
It was a moment of personal reckoning. As Lord Justice Leveson gave his statement at the QE-II conference centre calling for an “independent self-regulating mechanism backed by a requisite underpin... »
There is a context to Justice Markandey Katju’s demand for more powers to the Press Council of India (PCI) and to widen its ambit to include electronic media and social media. The 2009 general ele... »
I am impressed by the level of readers’ engagement with the complex issue of media regulation and encouraged by their responses. However, some readers felt that I have been dealing with the situat... »
The reach and influence of the British media is immense, and it goes well beyond the island-nation. Lord Justice Leveson’s recommendation is still a few weeks away. But, there is already a sense o... »
In 1991, David Calcutt refrained from giving any statutory powers to the Press Complaints Commission and gave self-regulation a new lease of life. But, he did turn very pessimistic within two years... »
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