The Supreme Court quashing the sedition case against journalist Vinod Dua is a big relief. Also timely is its reminder to governments that dissent isn’t sedition and that freedom of press is essential for proper functioning of the processes of popular government. Essential reading for all political parties and governments.
Why news media is in crisis & How you can fix it
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But the news media is in a crisis of its own. There have been brutal layoffs and pay-cuts. The best of journalism is shrinking, yielding to crude prime-time spectacle.
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