Who will cast the first vote for equality?

News in all forms of media in India is dominated by male subjects. This is particularly true of radio, with women constituting only 13 per cent of the subjects of news bulletins, according to the Global Media Monitoring Project 2010 (GMMP 2010). Indian print and...

Liberating the radio?

Courtesy: The Hindu, October 21, 2013 Like any other freedom, freedom of expression too is a product of relentless struggle. In one of my earlier columns, “From principle to practice” (January 28, 2013), I looked at three significant high court judgments upholding...

Civil society protests CR spectrum fee hike

The recent notification from Ministry of Communications and IT (MoCIT) announcing a five-fold hike in the spectrum fee for Community Radio broadcasters in the country heated things up, this summer. According to the Wireless Planning and Coordination (WPC) wing of the...

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