Journalism through RTI

Information Investigation Impact
Author: Shyamlal Yadav
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9386062852
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 244
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How RTI changed the face of investigative journalism in India, forever… The RTI Act has helped investigative journalism in getting information that otherwise would have been almost impossible to unearth despite legal provisions. Using the storyline approach, the author, through his own experiences, unravels how news was collected through persistent efforts using RTI, how the stories evolved, and how the subject was followed up keeping an eye on the rightful impact. Hence the emphasis is less on theory and more on practical aspects, making the book ‘a story behind India’s biggest news stories’.

Democracy and Transparency in the Indian State

The Making of the Right to Information Act
Author: Prashant Sharma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317623940
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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The enactment of the national Right to Information (RTI) Act in 2005 has been produced, consumed, and celebrated as an important event of democratic deepening in India both in terms of the process that led to its enactment (arising from a grassroots movement) and its outcome (fundamentally altering the citizen--state relationship). This book proposes that the explanatory factors underlying this event may be more complex than imagined thus far. The book discusses how the leadership of the grassroots movement was embedded within the ruling elite and possessed the necessary resources as well as unparalleled access to spaces of power for the movement to be successful. It shows how the democratisation of the higher bureaucracy along with the launch of the economic liberalisation project meant that the urban, educated, high-caste, upper-middle class elite that provided critical support to the demand for an RTI Act was no longer vested in the state and had moved to the private sector. Mirroring this shift, the framing of the RTI Act during the 1990s saw its ambit reduced to the government, even as there was a concomitant push to privatise public goods and services. It goes on to investigate the Indian RTI Act within the global explosion of freedom of information laws over the last two decades, and shows how international pressures had a direct and causal impact both on its content and the timing of its enactment. Taking the production of the RTI Act as a lens, the book argues that while there is much to celebrate in the consolidation of procedural democracy in India over the last six decades, existing social and political structures may limit the extent and forms of democratic deepening occurring in the near future. It will be of interest to those working in the fields of South Asian Law, Asian Politics, and Civil Society.

Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists


Author: Mark Lee Hunter,gratuit,Unesco
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231041894
Category:
Page: 87
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Everybody loves a good drought


Author: P Sainath
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 8184757344
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 470
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The human face of poverty The poor in India are, too often, reduced to statistics. In the dry language of development reports and economic projections, the true misery of the 312 million who live below the poverty line, or the 26 million displaced by various projects, or the 13 million who suffer from tuberculosis gets overlooked. In this thoroughly researched study of the poorest of the poor, we get to see how they manage, what sustains them, and the efforts, often ludicrous, to do something for them. The people who figure in this book typify the lives and aspirations of a large section of Indian society, and their stories present us with the true face of development.

The Global Investigative Journalism Casebook


Author: Mark Hunter
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9230010898
Category: Investigative reporting
Page: N.A
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The Writer, the Reader and the State

Literary Censorship in India
Author: Mini Chandran
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 938644609X
Category: Art
Page: 232
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This book offers a comprehensive account of the censorship of literature in India since Independence and the recent trends in literature banning The author recalls the literary censorship of books in India, both in English and in regional languages, and the impact of Emergency on banned books. The book highlights recent trends and current challenges to free literary expression in the country and attempts to locate it in the tradition of Indian literary history. The term ‘censorship’, used in the book, is a rubric that includes various repressive measures, both governmental and non-governmental, in banning a book after publication, withdrawing a book using coercive tactics or suppression of a work on other grounds. It adds a literary perspective to the process of reception of these books by the reader.

Global Corruption Report: Sport


Author: Transparency International
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443756
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 372
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Sport is a global phenomenon engaging billions of people and generating annual revenues of more than US$ 145 billion. Problems in the governance of sports organisations, fixing of matches and staging of major sporting events have spurred action on many fronts. Yet attempts to stop corruption in sport are still at an early stage. The Global Corruption Report (GCR) on sport is the most comprehensive analysis of sports corruption to date. It consists of more than 60 contributions from leading experts in the fields of corruption and sport, from sports organisations, governments, multilateral institutions, sponsors, athletes, supporters, academia and the wider anti-corruption movement. This GCR provides essential analysis for understanding the corruption risks in sport, focusing on sports governance, the business of sport, planning of major events, and match-fixing. It highlights the significant work that has already been done and presents new approaches to strengthening integrity in sport. In addition to measuring transparency and accountability, the GCR gives priority to participation, from sponsors to athletes to supporters an essential to restoring trust in sport.

Confronting the State

ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty
Author: Nani Gopal Mahanta
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 8132117441
Category: Political Science
Page: 388
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Confronting the State: ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty examines the complex nuances and dynamics that make ULFA (United Liberation Front of Assam) a formidable insurgent group in India. It argues that to understand the phenomenon of insurgency, one has to understand the genesis of conflict between the Indian State and the state of Assam right from the very inception of the nation-state. The author claims that the ideological and identity issues between India and Assam have remained unresolved, and ULFA is a manifestation of that unresolved crisis. He explains that ULFA represents a mindset, a suppressed voice, which is deeply engrained in Assam's psyche. The declining support base of ULFA is not to be seen in its numerical strength; it represents the unmet aspirations of the tribal and ethnic groups of Assam. The book tries to go beyond a ULFA-centric solution and dwells upon the issues of illegal migration, human development and the need for the protection of a composite society in Assam. It also deals with the 2012 (July-September) violent conflict in Bodoland over the issue of illegal migration and quest for a homogenous homeland. It tries to bring forward a framework of durable solution to the illegal migration issue in the state by contesting the existing discourse.

Strengthening Electoral Integrity


Author: Maguire Lecturer in Comparative Politics Pippa Norris,Pippa Norris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107052602
Category: Political Science
Page: 374
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Today a general mood of pessimism surrounds Western efforts to strengthen elections and democracy abroad. If elections are often deeply flawed or even broken in many countries around the world, can anything be done to fix them? To counter the prevailing ethos, Pippa Norris presents new evidence for why programs of international electoral assistance work. She evaluates the effectiveness of several practical remedies, including efforts designed to reform electoral laws, strengthen women's representation, build effective electoral management bodies, promote balanced campaign communications, regulate political money, and improve voter registration. Pippa Norris argues that it would be a tragedy to undermine progress by withdrawing from international engagement. Instead, the international community needs to learn the lessons of what works best to strengthen electoral integrity, to focus activities and resources upon the most effective programs, and to innovate after a quarter century of efforts to strengthen electoral integrity.

Smartonomics

Simple, Powerful Macroeconomic Tools for Success in an Uncertain World
Author: Shlomo Maital,D. V. R. Seshadri
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 9386062380
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 280
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In today’s global village, every manager is a global manager. Even if your business is putatively 'local', with no sales abroad, you still probably face competitors in other countries. Smartonomics provides global managers with a simple, powerful set of macroeconomic tools, many of which have been until now rather opaque for non-economists, that empower them to think independently, swim against the tide (when warranted), and at times enter markets when everyone else is abandoning them. It will provide managers a holistic picture of the global marketplace and the systemic risks it conceals. Throughout this book, readers will find numerous case studies, illustrating how smart managers transform risk into opportunity, as well as numerous action learning exercises, to help readers test whether they understand the eight tools well enough to employ them and through them achieve important insights.

Investigative Journalism in India


Author: S. K. Aggarwal
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170992240
Category: Education, Higher
Page: 135
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A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India


Author: Josy Joseph
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9350297523
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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'Every day, millions of people - the rich, the poor and the many foreign visitors - are hunting for ways to get their business done in modern India. If they search in the right places and offer the appropriate price, there is always a facilitator who can get the job done. This book is a sneak preview of those searches, the middlemen who do those jobs, and the many opportunities that the fast-growing economy offers.' Josy Joseph draws upon two decades as an investigative journalist to expose a problem so pervasive that we do not have the words to speak of it. The story is big: that of treacherous business rivalries, of how some industrial houses practically own the country, of the shadowy men who run the nation's politics. The story is small: a village needs a road and a hospital, a graveyard needs a wall, people need toilets. A Feast of Vultures is an unprecedented, multiple-level inquiry into modern India, and the picture it reveals is both explosive and frightening. Within these covers is unimpeachable evidence against some of the country's biggest business houses and political figures, and the reopening of major scandals that have shaped its political narratives. Through hard-nosed investigations and the meticulous gathering of documentary evidence, Joseph clinically examines and irrefutably documents the non-reportable. It is a troubling narrative, but also a call to action and a cry for change. A tour de force through the wildly beating heart of post-socialist India, the book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the large, unwieldy truth about this nation.

Selfing the City

Single Women Migrants and Their Lives in Kolkata
Author: Ipshita Chanda
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9381345244
Category: Social Science
Page: 340
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Exploring the quest for ‘self’ in the city through migrant women’s narratives This ethnographical study explores the process of migration and its economic, social and psychological dimensions, throwing light on the connection between middle-class women migrants and city spaces. The study is based on a survey, discussions and interviews, and highlights the emergence of a gendered citizen in an unknown and then gradually made-known or ‘selfed’ city. Through their narratives, these women share their experiences of the emergence of the embodied ‘self’ while negotiating a modern urban space. This includes challenging existing notions of empowerment, intimacy and security, suggesting how what women need brings forth changes in themselves and in the process shapes the future of cities.

Development Communication in Practice

India and the Millennium Development Goals
Author: J V Vilanilam
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
ISBN: 8132104145
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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This book takes a fresh look at development communication in the Indian context. Charting its international history and discussing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that evolved as part of the phenomenon of globalization, it links the history of India's development with development communication and discusses the role of media in disseminating information to the public. Development Communication in Practice: India and the Millennium Development Goals analyzes seven Indian newspapers for a period of seven months and evaluates the extent to which development issues are addressed in them. The findings reveal an under-representation of development issues in the media which, the author argues, needs to be addressed. Reviewing recent concepts on poverty measurement and the MDGs set forth by global scholars such as Jagdish Bhagwati, Amartya Sen and Joseph Stiglitz, the book acknowledges the importance of information technology, literacy and education in the process of development. This book will be a good resource for economists, development communication practitioners, government officials dealing in media and communication and students and researchers working in the fields of communication and media studies and journalism.

World trends in freedom of expression and media development

global report 2017/2018
Author: UNESCO,University of Oxford (UK)
Publisher: UNESCO Publishing
ISBN: 9231002422
Category: Education
Page: 200
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In the face of such challenges, this new volume in the World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development series offers a critical analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists.

Investigative Reporter's Handbook

A Guide to Documents, Databases, and Techniques
Author: Brant Houston,Investigative Reporters & Eds.
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319079652
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 608
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Published with Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. (IRE), The Investigative Reporters Handbook is the best-selling classroom and newsroom classic. Useful as a textbook in advanced journalism courses and as a reference for professional journalists, this book shows students how to use fundamental news reporting and writing skills like gathering sources, tracking information, and interviewing to pursue investigative stories in a variety of beats from the government and education to healthcare, the environment and real estate. In addition to discussing the latest techniques and challenges in the profession, the fifth edition is now thoroughly streamlined, making it easier to locate the resources that investigative reporters need to get the story.

Data Journalism: Inside the Global Future


Author: Acting Director of Newspaper Journalism at the Department of Journalism Tom Felle,Tom Felle,John Mair,Damian Radcliffe
Publisher: Theschoolbook.com
ISBN: 9781845496630
Category: Computers
Page: 332
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Recent advances in digital technologies are allowing data journalists to find and tell stories in new and visually exciting ways, often working in collaboration with developers, statisticians and designers. It's a new frontier for many newsrooms, but not without its own teething pains. This much anticipated follow-up volume to the bestselling Data Journalism: Mapping the future features 30 chapters from journalists, developers and academics on both sides of the Atlantic and further afield. It is an essential primer for wannabe data hacks and others interested in the trade. The Editors: Tom Felle lectures at the Department of Journalism, City University London; John Mair is a journalism academic and former BBC director/producer; Damian Radcliffe is Carolyn S Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon. Contributors include Simon Rogers, Data Editor at Google; Nick Phipps, an editor at Sky News; Helena Bengtsson, Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian; Megan Lucero, Data Journalism Editor at The Times and The Sunday Times, London; and Steve Doig, Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University. Kathryn Corrick, independent consultant; Eva Constantaras, Internews; Andy Dickinson, University of Central Lancashire; Gavin Freeguard, Institute for Government; Adam Frost and Tobias Sturt, Graphic; Jan Goodey, Kingston University, London; Alexander B Howard, writer and editor, Washington, DC; Kathryn Hayes, University of Limerick, Ireland; Jonathan Hewett, City University London; Bella Hurrell and John Walton, BBC Visual Journalism team; Liz Hannaford, Manchester Metropolitan University; Gabriel Keeble-Gagnere, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia; Isabelle Marchand, data journalist, PRISM; Martin Moore and Gordon Neil Ramsay, Kings College London; Matteo Moretti, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; Sanjit Oberai, Quintillion; AEndrew Rininsland, The Times and The Sunday Times, London; Zara Rahman, researcher and writer, Berlin, Germany; Emily Shackleton, digital journalist, London; Jonathan Spencer, BBC News; Nicole Smith Dahmen, University of Oregon; Jonathan Stoneman, former journalist at the BBC Word Service; and Jacqui Taylor, founder, FlyingBinary."

Devil's Advocate: The Untold Story


Author: Karan Thapar
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9352779851
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
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Sometime in the late summer of 1976, Sanjay Gandhi asked if I wanted to go flying with him... After first attempting to teach Karan Thapar to fly (not very successfully) Sanjay Gandhi took the controls and performed a series of aerobatics, not particularly dangerous but nonetheless thrilling. Once they were further away from Delhi, he became even more daring. Suddenly, he decided to scare the farmers working in the fields below by aiming the aircraft straight at them. As he dived down, they scattered and ran, fearing for their lives. At the last moment, Sanjay pulled up dramatically and waved at the bewildered farmers, clearly chuffed with the whole performance. The manoeuvre required nerves of steel and tremendous self-confidence, both of which Sanjay possessed in plenty. In Devil's Advocate, Karan dives deep into his life to come up with many such moments. Included here are stories of warm and lasting friendships, such as with Benazir Bhutto, whom he met while he was an undergraduate. He also talks about his long association with Aung San Suu Kyi and Rajiv Gandhi. However, not all friendships lasted-for example, with L.K. Advani, with whom he shared a close bond until an unfortunate disagreement over an interview caused a falling-out. The tension generated during an interview has spilled over off-screen multiple times, and Karan discusses these incidents in detail. For instance, when Amitabh Bachchan lost his cool during a post-interview lunch or when Kapil Dev cried like a baby. And there's the untold story of two of his most controversial interviews-with Jayalalithaa and Narendra Modi. While Jayalalithaa laughed it off later, the after-effects of Modi's infamous walkout have grown worse with time. Riveting and fast-paced, Devil's Advocate is as no-holds-barred as any of Karan Thapar's interviews.

The Assault on Journalism

Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression
Author: Ulla Carlsson,Reeta Pöyhtäri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789187957505
Category: Freedom of expression
Page: 376
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