How not to report terrorism

The Indian television coverage of the Mumbai terror strikes left much to be desired. Senior broadcast journalist and media researcher Venkata Vemuri analyses the areas of weaknesses and finds no excuse for the substandard reportage of such a serious issue.

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Making media matter

The media has a crucial role in ensuring constitutionalism, pluralism, rule of law, and rights in every democratic society. Would it serve this cause best by an ‘objective’ approach? What the media should do is not chase after hypocritical objectivity, writes Professor Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, but be self-aware and ‘socially engaged’.

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Emory University


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Bournemouth University


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World Editors Forum


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Economic and Political Weekly


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University of King's College


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University of Illinois-Chicago


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Bournemouth University


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Hebrew University of Jerusalem









 
 
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