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Why Shekhar Gupta’s objections to the Cobrapost paid-media sting are disingenuous

Shekhar Gupta, the founder and editor-in-chief of the news website The Print, and the president of the Editors Guild of India, tweeted on 26 May, “Since you asked: 1st, my personal (editorial) view. I do not accept stings as journalism. It’s a publicly explained view. The Print’s Code of ethics firmly bars stings, pl check the link. The code at IE barred stings too & I presume it hasn’t changed...
Aniruddha Bahal | Read More| June 6, 2018

"But we would like to close the entire deal in one go," Priyanka Datta, Executive Vice President, TV 18

They will make you an anti-national for money! ..
cobrapost | Read More| May 27, 2018

Hindustan Times, Just Another Destination for Paid News

Peddling Hindutva and running down politicians can be done with a smooth flow of funds..
cobrapost | Read More| May 26, 2018

Times of India: Proposal accepted for a 500 crore deal

Top brass discuss options to reroute cash via hawala..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Radio One: Modi's election campaign the largest we have ever done

As a client I kept the BJP campaign with myself , says Nagaraj..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

India Today Group: 'I am very pro,' says CRO Rahul Shaw while brokering 275 crore deal

My only motive is, my only vision is, my only objective is that BJP has to come in power, says official..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Press Release: Operation 136: Part II

Cobrapost exposes more than two dozen media houses, including some prima donnas of India’s holy Fourth Estate, where they all show their underbelly in its most visceral form..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Case Study: Media on Sale

Is the Indian media really for sale and ready to peddle ideology for a few crores?..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

ABN Andhra Jyothy: Sworn to secrecy about underhand paid news deal

"Last year, we supported your coalition in AP," says Chief Marketing Manager..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

ABP News: There is a solution for every problem

Rates during election time are higher than normal rate, says official..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Bartaman Patrika: Straight and firm refusal to peddle paid news for cash

Ashish Mukherjee, Senior General Manager, says a crisp 'No' to our journalist..
Bartaman Patrika | Read More| May 25, 2018

Bharat Samachar TV News Channel: The way our country is being run is what is needed

The channel sends a proposal of three crores for a purported Hindutva campaign..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Big FM: "Anyway, Reliance is always a supporter of the BJP"

Why not centralise the whole campaign, officials advice..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Dainik Jagran: Fifty per cent in cash, but route it through some agency, says Manager

The Group proposed 2 crore and 8–9 lakh with taxes for a three-month saffron campaign..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Dainik Sambad: We have a clear policy of not publishing any religious advertisements

Their refusal to peddle paid news is a whiff of fresh air..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Dinamalar: We have a lot of same wavelength with the BJP family is around, says Director

Lakshmipathy Adimoolam says, "We believe in Hindu spirituality."..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

India Voice: We will polarize, provide full support, they promise

Take this channel as your own and give it a right place, says CEO..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

K News: Chairman agrees to promote Hindutva, firebrand Hindu leaders and polarize masses

If you can pay us in advance, we will leave nothing to be desired, says Chairman..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Open Magazine: Three crores is all it takes to buy the journal

 Open Magazine: Three crores is all it takes to buy the journal..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Lokmat: I hate Congress, says Panhalkar

Lokmat: I hate Congress, says Panhalkar..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

MV TV: I have a temple and I am a supporter of Hindutva, says owner Manda Mhatre

"My channel runs only BJP related programmes 24 hours," she claims..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

New Indian Express: Done deal in 10 crores

The newspaper negotiates, along with its sister concern, Dinamani, to peddle Hindutva package for huge sums..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Paytm: "What can I tell you about the stuff I have had to do for the Sangh?" claims Ajay Shekhar

Paytm's Senior Vice Paytm's Senior Vice President claims to have received calls from PMO to collect user information President claims to have received calls from PMO to collect user information ..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Star India: "There is nothing unethical about it!"

Star India officials promise to "give ideas" to Hindutva media campaign while making best use of IPL season..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Swaraj Express News Channel: The editorial are mentally and ideologically supportive of Hindutva

Agrees to portray starving farmers as Maoists for money..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

TV5: Advance, cash or cheque?

Running a hate campaign comes easy when the price is right..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Zee News: We are Pro-BJP, We are Pro-Hindutva

While agreeing to run the malicious agenda, the officials of India's Rashtravadi Channel would route all the unaccounted cash through a third party agency..
cobrapost | Read More| May 25, 2018

Operation 136: Part 1

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