Media

  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh 11-07-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • China tells reporters to work within state media 11-07-2014 05:14 PM

    Beijing: Chinese regulators have banned the country's journalists from sharing information they have obtained on the job with overseas media or publishing it in any venue, such as blogging sites, outside the media they are employed, in a move that critics say will further stifle press freedom and curb the...
  • BJP to have social media centre for every Assembly seat 07-07-2014 06:59 PM

    Mumbai: BJP on Monday said it plans to set up a social media centre for every Assembly constituency in Maharashtra ahead of the elections. The decision was taken at a meeting in Pune on Monday, where senior members of BJP's social media cell discussed the strategy for the upcoming Assembly...
  • Gowda launches social media application for Railway 07-07-2014 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Monday launched a new social media application for the ministry. Gowda said that as soon as the Railway Budget is presented in Parliament on June 8, it will be available on the application and also on Twitter account and Facebook. He said...
  • UP government to use social media to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements 04-07-2014 11:29 PM

    Apparently taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's use of social media, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to take to Facebook and Twitter to inform people about various welfare schemes and achievements. A directive in this regard was issued today to all principal secretaries and secretaries by the Chief...
  • Modi draws Twitter, Facebook deeper into government 02-07-2014 10:07 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has permitted Twitter unprecedented access to his administration in a drive to put social media at the heart of government, the US Internet company said. Modi deployed an army of supporters over Twitter and Facebook during his successful election campaign. He has put both...
  • Bosses use social media for personal purposes at work more than employees 01-07-2014 05:19 PM

    London: Bosses are more likely to use social media for private purposes during working hours than their subordinates, a new study has found. The research from the University of Bergen (UiB), Norway, shows that managers are more critical of private use of social media at work. However, middle managers and...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to become the first Indian President to join Twitter today 01-07-2014 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will join Twitter on Tuesday making him the first Indian President to join the social networking site. The move comes as attempts are being made to make the Rashtrapati Bhawan more accessible to the general public. Pranab Mukherjee's Facebook page already has over 5 lakh...
  • Is Facebook guilty of manipulating user's emotions? 30-06-2014 09:52 PM

    Facebook secretly manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users to understand "emotional contagion" in a study that prompted anger and forced the social network giant on the defensive. ...
  • Facebook earns users' ire for manipulating their emotions 30-06-2014 08:10 PM

    Facebook deliberately manipulated the feelings of 700,000 users as a part of a social experiment in 2012. The aim of the study was to find out whether users who were shown more negative content were slightly more likely to post negative posts as compared to users in the positive group....
  • Stop cops from giving info to media on probe: Bombay HC to Maharashtra government 27-06-2014 08:09 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Friday asked Maharashtra government to issue a circular restraining the police from disclosing the identity and the photograph of accused as well as information gathered during investigations to the media. The order was given by Justices Abhay Oka and AS Chandurkar on a PIL...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Doordarshan back in the days and now 22-06-2014 09:15 PM

    Cyrus Broacha talks about the transition of media from the Doordarshan era to the era of the modern electronic media. However, he says that mistakes are common to both the eras. ...
  • Media freedom curtailed during UPA regime: Prakash Javadekar 21-06-2014 10:07 PM

    Mumbai: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that "emergency mindset" continued during the UPA regime which curtailed media freedom in the country. "After I became the I&B Minister, I was reviewing pending files in my ministry. I noticed that while many TV channels had got permissions...
  • Maharashtra: Social media post causes unrest in Dhule district 20-06-2014 10:07 PM

    Mumbai: Members of a minority group protested against a social media post in Dhule district of Maharashtra on Thursday night. People went out of control and pelted stones on state transport buses and damaged properties. The incident happened in Devpur area after the derogatory posts surfaced on Facebook and messages...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindi-speaking states: Modi government 20-06-2014 10:05 PM

    Facing criticism from various sections, government on Friday said the use of Hindi on social media is only for states speaking the language and is not being imposed on non-Hindi-speaking states. "Use of Hindi on government of India's social media platforms is only for Hindi-speaking states... Hindi is not being...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only for Hindi-speaking states, clarifies government 20-06-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. The...
  • New media start up focussing on digital journalism 20-06-2014 05:41 PM

    Kochi: A Kochi based new media start up, Southlive Networks, focusing on digital journalism, will go on stream from the first week of September with interactive news both in English and Malayalam. Apart from giving current news, Southlive will have web magazine, IP television and other services like e-business and...
  • 'Good journalism will change you'

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    Dear Journalism Students: Good journalism will change you, or at least it will build your abs. Congratulations on graduating! Today I want to ...

  • India's first Internet de-addiction clinic offers counselling to web addicts 18-06-2014 08:59 AM

    Bangalore: How addicted are you to the Internet and online games? Are you constantly on Facebook without any reason? India's first Internet de-addiction clinic is trying to solve these and other problems that the virtual world has taken over lives with. During a slow summer vacation, four friends have got...
  • Indian community paper in US wins ethnic media award 12-06-2014 10:44 AM

    New York: The South Asian Times, a leading newspaper for the Indian community in the US, has bagged an Ippies award given to the ethnic and community press for "Best Investigative/In Depth Story". The Ippies Awards are given by the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism....
  • Is a social media crackdown the right response? 10-06-2014 10:26 PM

    Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai has been named as accused in connection with the mob violence and murder of a 24-year-old IT professional at Hadapsar in Pune on June 2. The techie Mohasin Shaikh was allegedly beaten to death after violence erupted following inflammatory photos of Shivaji and late...
  • Freedom of speech comes with responsibility: Prakash Javdekar 09-06-2014 07:36 PM

    New Delhi: Freedom of speech comes with responsibility and activities on social media should unite rather than divide, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday against the backdrop of murder of a techie in Pune. "Freedom of speech and expression comes with responsibility. #SocialMedia activities should b(e) for...
  • US expresses concern over the space for media freedom in Pakistan 07-06-2014 11:29 AM

    Washington: "We have very clearly said that we are concerned about the space for media freedom in Pakistan," the State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told on Friday. "We are aware that Geo TV's broadcast license has been suspended for 15 days and that a fine has been imposed on...
  • Pune: 252 arrests over violence after social media posts, peace disturbed 07-06-2014 07:53 AM

    Pune: The crackdown in the Pune hate crime case continues. The police are still looking for four more people involved in the murder of the 24-year-old IT professional, Mohsin Shaikh. They have arrested 252 people in cases related to the violence that followed inflammatory messages posted on social media. So...
  • Pakistan: Geo News sues powerful spy agency for defamation 06-06-2014 04:44 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani television channel Geo News is suing the powerful spy agency for defamation over accusations of being anti-state, it said on Friday, in a move unprecedented in a country where public criticism of the military is taboo. In the latest twist in a saga that has captivated the country,...
  • Twitter acquires Namo Media 06-06-2014 12:53 PM

    San Francisco: Twitter said on Wednesday it will acquire Namo Media, a technology firm specialising in "native advertising" for mobile devices. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Namo Media said in a blog post that its technology would be rolled into MoPub, the ad serving platform that Twitter...
  • Media falling prey to rival party: Karunanidhi 04-06-2014 07:06 AM

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi on Tuesday asked whether it was justifiable on the part of media for "falling prey to a rival party", which, he claimed, is wanting to root out his party from Tamil Nadu. "The media is falling prey to a rival party which is wanting to...
  • Yo Yo Honey Singh is alive, says his Twitter account 02-06-2014 10:08 PM

    New Delhi: Fans of Indian rapper Honey Singh were in for a shock when reports of his death in a road accident started doing the rounds in media on Monday. The music producer however, took, to Twitter to pacify his worried fans. He tweeted, "News of YoYo's accident is a...
  • Snapshot: Media gathers in Badaun after twin gangrapes 01-06-2014 10:14 PM

    In a gruesome case, two teenage sisters were allegedly gangraped and later hanged from a tree in Katra village in Badaun on last Tuesday. Media have gathered in Badaun after twin gangrapes. ...
  • Satyamev Jayate TV show headed to China 01-06-2014 04:46 PM

    New York: Satyamev Jayate, an issue-based television show hosted by Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, is headed to China after Star India sold the rights of the popular show to a production company there. "When we did the first season of Satyamev Jayate, we got inquiries from many parts of Asia...