Tag Archives: the Times of India

Times of India: Protests in journalism department over ‘commercialisation of education’

Protests continue in India over the the ‘commercialisation of education’ at Allahabad University. Journalism students are disputing the introduction of a new bachelor course in media studies run by the Institute of Professional Studies.

The Times of India first reported the row between two rival departments – the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) – at this link.

Yesterday it reported that disruption continues:

“Even as the entire arts faculty was turned into a fortress on Thursday, the students of department of journalism and mass communication continued their ongoing protest. The students expressed their resentment through cartoons made on placards.”

Full story at this link…

Times of India: Bloggers outraged at Supreme Court verdict

Outraged bloggers vented their ire in cyberworld against the [Indian] Supreme Court’s take that they may face libel, even prosecution, for airing their views online,” the Times of India reports. “Believing their freedom of expression is in danger, bloggers railed at the SC’s refusal to quash a criminal complaint against a fellow blogger,” the report continues.

Full story at this link…