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National Media Analytics Centre (NMAC)

The Government has proposed to set up a National Media Analytics Centre. The main objective for such a  proposal is to actively come up with instant counters to negate the resentment triggered by news items, so that the contents on the Social media do not snowball in to public protests and create law and order ..

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China hosts 1st BRICS media summit

China hosted the first Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) media summit in Beijing for creating an alternative media platform for the 5 emerging economies. 25 media organisations participated in the 2 day summit which aimed to create a new institutional framework to benefit the media of five emerging economies of BRICS grouping. Key facts China’s Xinhua news ..

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AIR programme on Child Labour wins 2015 ABU Prizes

All India Radio’s (AIR’s) Programme on child labour titled Nilkkam Ivarkkoppam has won the first prize at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Prize ceremony. The programme has won the award under the Community Service Announcement category at the 52nd General Assembly of ABU held in Ankara, Turkey. Nilkkam Ivarkkoppam meaning Stand Beside Them is ..

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[Essay] Breaking News Syndrome-2

On April 19th, 2013, CNN reported “breaking news” – the police had a suspect in custody for the Boston bombing, and they were on the way to the courthouse with the suspect. One hour later, they reported “breaking news”- there was no suspect in custody, contrary to “earlier reports.” So basically, the breaking news was ..

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[Essay] Breaking News Syndrome

When Howard Beale at UBS Evening News learnt that he had only a couple of weeks more on the air, due to declining ratings, he would have been envious of his counterparts in the Indian public service broadcaster, Doordarshan. However, that was a different time altogether. Network came out in 1976. Thirty seven years hence, ..

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[Essay] Media are ethically positive, if they strengthen fundamental values

Some events become turning points in the evolutionary course, not only of certain institutions but the entire nation as well. The way things have unfolded in the media sector during the last few years, they may very well turn out to be such events, in the historical course. The structure of the Indian media has ..

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