21st Century Journalism in India by Nalini Rajan

By Nalini Rajan

The theories and practices of journalism in twenty first century India are mentioned during this quantity. The 4 major sections research: representing the unrepresented - facing the media illustration (or lack) of maginalized teams of society; the plurality of perform - learning the insurance of vital parts akin to economics, criminal matters, technology, arts and tradition and humour; the media in point of view - other forms of journalistic practices; and destiny developments - discussing more recent different types of journalism reminiscent of running a blog

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We always conversed in Kannada. One of her favourite stories was about Draupadi, the most important character in the Mahabharata. When she described how Yudhishthira, Bheema, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva went to the court of King Drupada to attend the swayamvara or ‘spousechoosing ceremony’ of his daughter, Draupadi, I knew that Lakshmi Ajji had been there too. And when Arjuna shot an arrow through the fish’s eye, Lakshmi Ajji and I both cried out in wonder. By the time the Pancha Pandavas, the five Pandava brothers, returned home after the swayamvara, it was twilight.

Further, although most parties now routinely list ‘women’s empowerment’ in their election manifestos, they are seldom quizzed about what exactly they mean by it, let alone what they have done or at least plan to do about it. Nor are they asked about their policies or plans regarding current genderrelated issues. THE GENDER FACTOR 39 What, for example, is their stand on sex selection, which has become a national issue (and the subject of several media sting operations) ever since the trend—highlighted by the women’s movement over two decades—finally got some overdue attention, thanks to the alarming figures on the skewed sex ratio of children in the 0–6 age group released by the Census of India, 2001 (and subsequent research studies)?

Many women survivors also grew in strength and confidence in the wake of their experience of devastation and tragedy. They approached both government officials and non-governmental organizations for assistance in rebuilding their lives and livelihoods. 7 In the process they managed to overcome prior restraints on their mobility, to become more assertive and ambitious in 32 AMMU JOSEPH claiming their rights, and to compel families and communities to recognize their personhood and capabilities. So, yes, people died—not just women.

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