Media

  • Manmohan Singh not a silent leader; he cannot react to tweets: PMO 18-04-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister Office on Friday reacted rather strongly to the volley of attacks on Dr Manmohan Singh saying that the PM cannot react to reports doing the rounds on Twitter. "PM of the country cannot reply to every tweet from leaders or press. We have to verify...
  • LS polls: EC launches online media channel for voter awareness 17-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Aimed to motivate voters to exercise their franchise and provide information on the polling process, the Election Commission has launched its own internet-based media arm called 'Voter Education Channel'. Numerous video clips featuring iconic personalities urging citizens to vote have been uploaded on the channel and can be viewed on...
  • EC cautions media against broadcast, print of opinion polls 16-04-2014 03:28 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday cautioned media against broadcasting or publishing any opinion poll till the completion of the Lok Sabha polls on May 12. In a communication, the EC referred to the opinion poll broadcast by a TV channel on April 14 and said it included results of 111...
  • Obsessed with selfies? You may be mentally ill 14-04-2014 05:59 PM

    London: Taking lots of selfies is not an addiction but a symptom of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), psychologists warn. "Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and...
  • Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win Glaad Media Awards 14-04-2014 02:02 PM

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. The pop star and "American Idol" judge was honored Saturday night at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, which lauds efforts to increase visibility and understanding of the gay, lesbian, bisexual or...
  • What Sanjaya Baru told CNN-IBN about his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' 14-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Live Blog: Sanjaya Baru on books row ...
  • West Bengal: BJP using media power to win polls, says Mamata Banerjee 12-04-2014 08:27 PM

    Kolkata: Charging the BJP with using "media power" for winning the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused the opposition of carrying out a "malicious campaign" against her. Addressing rallies in northern West Bengal's Jalpaiguri and Dinhata, Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, said that...
  • Nilekani posts questions demanding answers, Ananth Kumar ignores 11-04-2014 03:28 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress candidate from Bangalore South and IT pioneer Nandan Nilekani has launched an all out war on his BJP opponent and sitting MP Ananth Kumar. Nilekani, who is the richest candidate in the entire country with declared assets worth Rs.7710 Crore, has taken to social media to attack...
  • Modi wave creation of corporate media, says Manik Sarkar 07-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Tripura Chief Minister and CPM politburo member Manik Sarkar on Monday said the 'Modi wave' was a creation of the corporate media and in reality there is no such wave in the country. "In reality there is no wave like Modi wave in the country. It is actually the creation...
  • CJ Youngistan: Can social media Influence voters? 07-04-2014 12:44 AM

    How effective is social media as a tool in wooing youngsters to vote for a particular party? We spoke to a few youngsters, experts and political party spokespersons to find out. ...
  • Spot the difference between media cover-up of the 1984 and 2002 riots

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Reverence in the media to those in authority and a tendency to fall in line, allows those indulging in political mass murders to escape justice...

  • LS polls: Social media abuzz with awareness campaigns 06-04-2014 06:25 PM

    As India prepares itself to cast the first round of votes for Lok Sabha elections, social media platforms and tech companies have also caught on the poll fever with many coming out and urging youth to cast their vote in the country's biggest battle for the ballot. Be it Google's...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 06-04-2014 04:23 PM

    Catch all the election buzz, spoofs and everything that is trending as the entire country gets ready to vote in our first CJ Youngistan show. ...
  • CJ Youngistan: All things young about Lok Sabha Elections 04-04-2014 07:39 PM

    The Citizen Journalist Show goes young and interactive with all the election news, trivia, spoofs and everything that is trending this election season. Watch the show every Saturday night at 9:30 PM. ...
  • Turkish government lifts Twitter ban 04-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Ankara: Turkey's government lifted its ban on Twitter on Thursday - a day after the country's highest court ruled that the block was a violation of freedom and must be restored. Turkey blocked access to the social media website two weeks ago after some users posted links suggesting government corruption....
  • Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling 03-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said. Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections last Sunday to stem a...
  • Expose corrupt journalists, says Arvind Kejriwal 01-04-2014 12:20 AM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday told party activists to expose "corrupt journalists" for targeting his party but said most journalists were doing a honest job. Addressing over 1,000 volunteers at Vaishali, Kejriwal named a couple of journalists in the electronic media who he said were biased in their reporting....
  • BJP sets up call centre to coordinate Chhattisgarh poll campaign 29-03-2014 07:26 PM

    Ruling BJP has set up a hi-tech call centre to coordinate with party workers at various levels of organisation, in a bid to facilitate faster exchange of information through social media in run-up to elections. "We will coordinate with party members working in various capacities across all districts in the...
  • Lithium Technologies buys social-media gauge Klout 29-03-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: Marketing company Lithium Technologies has acquired social-media measurement business Klout that gives users insights about their social media performance. The deal, reportedly, would marry Lithium's social-media focused customer-service business with Klout's analysis of brands' and individuals' social-media savvy. According to a report from Fortune, the deal is worth...
  • Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi attacked in Lahore, driver killed 29-03-2014 09:37 AM

    Lahore: Two unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on senior Pakistani analyst and writer Raza Rumi, a highly vocal critic of the Taliban and religious extremists groups, leaving his driver dead and guard injured. Lahore police spokesman Niyab Haider told PTI that two motorcyclists intercepted Rumi's car at Raja Market,...
  • Amazon says no plans to offer free streaming media service 28-03-2014 02:48 PM

    Los Angeles: Amazon says it has no plans to offer a free streaming media service, addressing speculation ahead of a media event in New York next Wednesday. Spokeswoman Sally Fouts said Thursday that Amazon runs ads ahead of movie and game trailers, but the company has no plans to offer...
  • The role of social media in 2014 Lok Sabha elections 28-03-2014 11:51 AM

    Aditya Gupta is the Co-founder of SocialSamosa.com - an Indian social media knowledge storehouse that covers everything that happens in the Indian social media ecosystem. In his role as the co-founder, he leads Social Samosa's vision and future strategies; leading it to become one of the most popular portals in...
  • Open Mike: Is social media setting the agenda for 2014 polls? 27-03-2014 11:56 PM

    With the social media emerging as the most popular platform for election campaigning in the run up to Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits cyber-city Gurgaon as part of a special series, 'Open Mike' and assesses people's opinion. ...
  • Modi's presence in social media increases but so do negative opinions 27-03-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: Social media's perceptions of the political space reflect larger events in the real world. Week-on-week analysis of mentions by social media trackers To the New reveals Narendra Modi is being steadily mentioned in increasing numbers on such sites as Facebook and Twitter in the past fortnight. While the...
  • Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore, 4 social media accounts 26-03-2014 08:42 PM

    Union Minister Kamal Nath owns assets worth over Rs 187 crore and has declared four social media accounts in his affidavit filed before the Returning Officer in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh. Nath, who has been a Member of Parliament since 1980, also holds movable assets worth over Rs 7.09...
  • Couples checking Facebook while making love: Study 24-03-2014 09:37 PM

    Social media has entered bedrooms for sure and is now threatening love-making, with some couples checking Facebook during sex. According to a new survey by global condom maker Durex, some of the British couple are checking Facebook during sex. The Durex study polled 2,000 British residents to understand if technology...
  • Silicon Valley Indian techies build online platform for AAP 20-03-2014 09:17 PM

    Indian techies in the US have built what they call a "game changer" "Next Generation" technology platform to raise online donations for the Aam Aadmi Party for India's upcoming parliamentary elections. Launched on Holi day, the online "my.aamaadmiparty.org" platform raised a record Rs.5.5 million (nearly $90,000) in online donations on...
  • Open Mike: Are journalists paid by politicians to subvert news during election time? 19-03-2014 10:57 PM

    Even after facing severe criticism over his remarks on the media, a defiant Arvind Kejriwal continued his attack accusing the media of favouring Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and ignoring the Aam Aadmi Party. In a special series 'Open Mike', CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Press...
  • LS polls: EC to come down hard on 'paid news' in electronic media 19-03-2014 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: Voicing concern over the practice of paid news, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev on Wednesday said the Election Commission will put special focus on electronic media in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls to curb the menace. Addressing a workshop on media's role in the...
  • EC to keep tabs on poll ads in social media, issues guidelines 19-03-2014 04:14 PM

    With political parties using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook in a big way for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission has issued detailed guidelines for political advertisements on such platforms that include obtaining certification for contents before putting them in public domain. The Election Commission has...