Journalism through RTI

Information Investigation Impact

Author: Shyamlal Yadav

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9386062852

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 922

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’.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Everybody loves a good drought

Author: P Sainath

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 8184757344

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 470

View: 4597

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.
Posted in Literary Collections

Corrupt Schools, Corrupt Universities

What Can be Done?

Author: Jacques Hallak,Muriel Poisson

Publisher: United Nations Educational

ISBN: 9789280312966

Category: Education

Page: 319

View: 7732

This publication draws conclusions from IIEP's research into ethics and corruption in education. It defines the key concepts of corruption, transparency, accountability and ethics and identifies the main opportunities for corruption in education. It then looks at tools that can be used to assess corruption problems such as perception and tracking surveys. Lessons are drawn from strategies used worldwide to improve transparency and accountability in educational management.
Posted in Education

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

View: 7505

Posted in Freedom of expression

India 2050

A Roadmap to Sustainable Prosperity

Author: Ramgopal Agarwala

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 935150459X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 1072

Can India achieve a high-income status by 2050 when it celebrates the centenary of its Republic? Will the nation eliminate absolute poverty and improve its human development record? This book emphasizes the centrality of a trade-oriented services sector led by communication, business services, health, education, research, and innovations for achieving these growth targets. It also argues that inclusiveness, financial prudence, and low-carbon lifestyles are preconditions to long-term growth. India can achieve such prosperity neither through the socialistic policies of 1950–80 nor through the neo-liberalistic policies since 1980. It needs to, instead, follow a middle-path approach closer to the systems adopted by Germany and the Nordic countries. It is within this framework that India will devise its independent development paradigm rooted in its own traditions and realities.
Posted in Business & Economics

Freedom of Information

A Practical Guide for UK Journalists

Author: Matthew Burgess

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645197

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 9925

Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is written to inform, instruct and inspire journalists on the investigative possibilities offered by the Freedom of Information Act. Covering exactly what the Act is, how to make FOI requests and how to use the Act to hold officials to account, Matt Burgess utilises expert opinions, relevant examples and best practice from journalists and investigators working with the Freedom of Information Act at all levels. The book is brimming with illuminating and relevant examples of the Freedom of Information Act being used by journalists, alongside a range of helpful features, including: • end-of-chapter lists of tips and learning points; • sections addressing the different areas of FOI requests; • text boxes on key thoughts and cases; • interviews with leading contemporary journalists and figures working with FOI requests. Supported by the online FOI Directory (www.foidirectory.co.uk), Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists is a must read for all those training or working as journalists on this essential tool for investigating, researching and reporting.
Posted in Social Science

Accountability through Public Opinion

From Inertia to Public Action

Author: Sina Odugbemi,Taeku Lee

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821385569

Category: Political Science

Page: 534

View: 8543

This books analyses the role of public opinion for generating genuine citizen demand for accountability, providing case studies from around the world to illustrate how public opinion forces governments to be accountable.
Posted in Political Science

A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India

Author: Josy Joseph

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9350297523

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1814

'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.
Posted in Social Science

Confronting the State

ULFA's Quest for Sovereignty

Author: Nani Gopal Mahanta

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 8132117441

Category: Political Science

Page: 388

View: 2562

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.
Posted in Political Science

Problems and Perspectives of the Relationship between the Media and Human Rights

Author: G. P. Pandey,Charu Joshi,Paromita Das

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443878324

Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 7508

In a democratic political system, the media is often entrusted with the responsibility of guarding the rights of the people. As such, it is essential to critically look at its role and functions in our present socio-political context. This book represents a comprehensive analysis of the following core issues: the role of the media in educating, protecting and promoting human rights; the challenges facing the media and human rights; human rights reporting and coverage; and the media’s role during violations of human rights, especially with regards to women. The book also contains suggestions and measures to increase awareness on human rights. Furthermore, it discusses the existing discourse of human rights and the media in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Posted in Political Science

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

View: 2600

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.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

I Am a Troll

Inside the Secret World of the BJP's Digital Army

Author: Swati Chaturvedi

Publisher: Juggernaut Books

ISBN: 9386228092

Category: Online trolling

Page: 171

View: 6034

Indian social media is awash with right-wing trolls who incite online communal tension and abuse anyone who questions them. But who are they? How are they organized? In this explosive investigation, conducted over two years, Swati Chaturvedi finally lifts the veil over this murky subject
Posted in Online trolling

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults

Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309309980

Category: Medical

Page: 502

View: 2003

Young adulthood - ages approximately 18 to 26 - is a critical period of development with long-lasting implications for a person's economic security, health and well-being. Young adults are key contributors to the nation's workforce and military services and, since many are parents, to the healthy development of the next generation. Although 'millennials' have received attention in the popular media in recent years, young adults are too rarely treated as a distinct population in policy, programs, and research. Instead, they are often grouped with adolescents or, more often, with all adults. Currently, the nation is experiencing economic restructuring, widening inequality, a rapidly rising ratio of older adults, and an increasingly diverse population. The possible transformative effects of these features make focus on young adults especially important. A systematic approach to understanding and responding to the unique circumstances and needs of today's young adults can help to pave the way to a more productive and equitable tomorrow for young adults in particular and our society at large. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults describes what is meant by the term young adulthood, who young adults are, what they are doing, and what they need. This study recommends actions that nonprofit programs and federal, state, and local agencies can take to help young adults make a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood. According to this report, young adults should be considered as a separate group from adolescents and older adults. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults makes the case that increased efforts to improve high school and college graduate rates and education and workforce development systems that are more closely tied to high-demand economic sectors will help this age group achieve greater opportunity and success. The report also discusses the health status of young adults and makes recommendations to develop evidence-based practices for young adults for medical and behavioral health, including preventions. What happens during the young adult years has profound implications for the rest of the life course, and the stability and progress of society at large depends on how any cohort of young adults fares as a whole. Investing in The Health and Well-Being of Young Adults will provide a roadmap to improving outcomes for this age group as they transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Posted in Medical

Modern Techniques in Total Hip Arthroplasty

From Primary to Complex

Author: Ran Schwarzkopf

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 935152082X

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 7829

Step by step guide to hip arthroplasty for orthopaedic surgeons, covering every surgical approach for total hip replacement, from basic procedures to complex techniques. Written by recognised California-based expert Ran Schwarzkopf.
Posted in Medical

Media Audience Research

A Guide for Professionals

Author: Graham Mytton,Peter Diem,Piet Hein van Dam

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9351506428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 6664

The only comprehensive training book on conducting research into all forms of media This book outlines all the methods for conducting research—both active and passive as well as quantitative and qualitative—in all forms of media, including new media such as the Internet, mobile phones and social media. It explains the ways in which media audiences are measured, understood and taken into account in media planning, advertising sales and social development campaigns. It shows how datasets are analysed and used. The statistical theories behind good quantitative research are explained in simple and accessible language. The book is intended for both media research scholars and practitioners.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cinema of Bimal Roy

An 'Outsider' Within

Author: Shoma A. Chatterji

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9386062879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 2226

An analysis of Bimal Roy’s films and their depiction of people outside the ‘mainstream’ The Cinema of Bimal Roy: An ‘Outsider’ Within examines Roy’s adaptations of Bengali and Hindi literary classics while dwelling on his approach and treatment of women, a focal point of many of his films. It draws attention to his cinema of social relevance—untouchability (Sujata), woman deserted by society and family (Biraj Bou), child marriage (Parineeta) and the inhumanity of oppression and forced urbanization (Do Bigha Zameen). The book goes on to discuss Roy’s ability to bestow new screen identities to established actors such as Nutan, Meena Kumari and Dilip Kumar on one hand and discover new talents such as Sunil Dutt, Sadhana and Tarun Bose on the other. Apart from this, his tutelage introduced many new faces to the film industry—Salil Choudhury, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Nabendu Ghosh and Gulzar among others. Further, the book details the aesthetics of technique—cinematography, editing and sound—in Roy’s films; his movies had some of the best musical scores in Hindi cinema. It also analyses what made Madhumati his biggest commercial success.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

The Baba Ramdev Phenomenon

Author: Kaushik Deka

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9788129146373

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 3566

Patanjali Ayurved has turned out to be the most disruptive force in the Indian FMCG market..it witnessed a whopping annual growth of 146% in fiscal year 2016, grossing a turnover of $769 million.'-Assocham-TechSci research report When in 1965, at Saidalipur, a nondescript village in Haryana, a baby boy was born to a marginal farmer, there was hardly any celebration. They were happy to receive what they believed was 'the most precious gift from God' but there was no time to pause, reflect or celebrate. People needed to get on with their lives. Little did they realize that the new-born would take this philosophy of detachment to a different level altogether. And if this detachment was induced in their life by poverty and hardship, three decades later their child was to show the world how to practise the same philosophy and even, while doing so, gather unimaginable wealth-an approximate net sum of 10,000 crore. He was to become Baba Ramdev, the celebrated yoga guru and one of the founders of Patanjali Ayurved Limited and Patanjali Yogpeeth. The Baba Ramdev Phenomenon offers a detailed account of Ramdev's journey from attaining moksha in the Himalayas to ruling the market, especially the FMCG sector, with his Patanjali products. It captures the rise and rise of Patanjali and the various factors that worked for it, most importantly, the vision of Ramdev and the able assistance of his associate Acharya Balkrishna.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Marching with a Billion

Analysing Narendra Modi’s Government at Midterm

Author: Uday Mahurkar

Publisher: Penguin Random House India

ISBN: 9386495848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

View: 8503

Will Modi pass the litmus test of governance? Will his performance match his promises? In Marching with a Billion, Uday Mahurkar analyses the Modi government's three years in power against the backdrop of years of policy paralysis and corruption before he came to power, leaving him with a stiff salvaging job. Focusing on key areas of governance like infrastructure, foreign affairs, power, the social sector, finance, digital technology and agriculture, the author showcases the work of the present government and the monumental changes the prime minister has brought about, including digital innovation and the uprooting of middlemen, which has resulted in an unprecedented level of transparency, and a resolute assault on poverty. He also points out some of the shortfalls of Modi's government, subjecting it to critical evaluation. Will Modi become a great institution builder, a prerequisite to becoming a nation builder? What will be the long-term impact of demonetization on the economy? This book has the answers.
Posted in Literary Collections