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Archive for October, 2011

 

Voyeuristic entertainment posing as news

If you flip through the 180 channels on the dish these days in India you can’t distinguish between real news and reality TV. Journalism is only a narrow segment of the spectrum we call the “mass media”, and that segment is just getting narrower. Current affairs programmes have turned into voyeuristic entertainment posing as news. […]


New Nepal to New Delhi

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is inNew Delhi  this week for the first time as head of government. The sights and sounds of the Indian capital will be familiar to him, having done his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and spent most of the war years in and out of Noida. The Indian media has […]


“Living like a widow”

Photo Essay by TAKAAKI YAGISAWA When Radha Mainali went to see her husband last month in prison, he thought she had come to take him out. Still, Radha says his morale was high and he was confident he would be released soon. “I had been living like a widow these past 15 years, our daughters […]


Guilty until proven innocent

KUNDA DIXIT New DNA evidence has prompted Japanese activists and relatives of a Nepali man serving life sentence for the murder of a woman in Tokyo’s Shibuya district in 1997 to call for a retrial and acquittal. Govinda Mainali, now 44, was convicted of killing a 39-year-old woman after paying to have sex with her. […]



 

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