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CNN-IBN Interview with Arundhati Roy and Gladston Dungdung

New Delhi, October 21, 2009. It was an evening of an explosive confession on CNN-IBN. Naxal leader Kishenji has for the first time claimed responsibility for the beheading of Jharkhand police officer Francis Induvar two weeks ago. Even more chilling are his threats that they will kill again on a day when Naxals attacked another police station in West Midnapore on Tuesday. The question that was being asked on CNN-IBN's India At 9 was: Is it possible for the Government and Naxals to come to the dialogue table? To try and answer the question on the panel of experts were writer and activist Arundhati Roy and Jharkhand-based activist Gladson Dungdung.

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Your Mama! or the Blitzerization of Indian TV

By Trevor Selva

In the past two weeks, I have viewed three shows on NDTV 24/7 and one on CNN-IBN live. On one NDTV show, the moderator was Mr. Vikram Chandra and the other one had the ubiquitous Ms. Barkha Dutt. The CNN-IBN show was moderated by Ms Sagarika Ghose. All three of the shows had to do with Naxalites or Maoists. The NDTV shows had the emblematic war-drum like sound effects and graphic interplay that aped the "War on Terror" style of the Fox/CNN networks.

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The Media Question

A leaflet issued by Correspondence and Radical Notes, October 26, 2009

Admittedly it has been an old problem with most movements, that they have treated the media only as a means to an end, 'a way of making themselves heard,' and so long as they got some coverage with the help of conscientious friends within the media, they were satisfied.

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