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Jan 5 7 tweets 3 min read
ANI national security editor Ajit Kumar Dubey had reportedly joined a dozen WhatsApp groups linked to the army by hiding his identity.

But who added him to these groups? What was his intention?

@Basantrajsonu takes a look in this subscriber-only report.…
Image The source in the Ministry of Defence told @Basantrajsonu that the information about Dubey "infiltrating" Indian Army personnel's Whatsapp groups had come to the fore in the last week of December, during a “routine checkup”.…
May 17, 2021 7 tweets 5 min read
As Jaggi Vasudev or Sadhguru goes about expanding his empire, the Isha Foundation’s 150-acre campus has come up in blatant violation of laws and rules.

@tweets_prateekg examines government records and court cases filed against the foundation. #NLSena… Ikkarai Boluvampatti is where the Isha Foundation is headquartered on a sprawling 150-acre campus, including the Isha ashram, in blatant violation of laws and rules.

The campus is adjacent to the Bolampatty Reserve Forest, an elephant habitat.
May 14, 2021 5 tweets 4 min read
What comes after nine hundred ninety-nine thousand nine hundred ninety-nine?

One million!🥳 We are 1M strong on YouTube and we thank YOU, our lovely subscribers.

Continue to like and share our videos:… Image While you are here, don't forget to check out our ground reports.

Our reporters have been covering the #Covid crisis in India and bringing you the ground reality.…
Apr 28, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
'The country’s battle against corona is still on. And it is being led by PM Narendra Modi.'

As #Covid wreaks havoc in India, Doordarshan’s programming is not focused on the unfolding tragedy, but lionising the government instead.

@sighyush reports.… In the three days of DD News programming observed, there was never a mention of how citizens were struggling.

The features instead droned on about how the centre had ramped up oxygen supply and increased Remdesivir production under Modi’s leadership.
Jan 31, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
“Twenty women were inside the tent when the stones started raining on us...I saw a petrol bomb landing inside our tent and some of our beds caught fire," says Kulwinder Kaur.

#GroundReport by @NidhiSuresh_.… “Why did the police stand back and allow the attack to happen?” asked Kulwinder. “How did the men manage to enter this heavily barricaded protest site?” Image
Jul 18, 2020 6 tweets 6 min read
#NLSena | In June, the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet into the murder of Maruf Ali during the #DelhiRiots.

It now faces allegations of fabrication and distortion of recorded statements.

@sighyush & @Basantrajsonu report.… “There was violence in our area on Feb 24. As we were returning home at around 11 pm, we saw an armed gathering in the adjacent street...a local man who was allegedly leading the mob, yelled “Maar saale kattuon ko," recalls Maruf Ali's brother was shot dead by a mob.
May 28, 2020 15 tweets 9 min read
#MediaInCrisis: Since India went into lockdown to contain #COVID19, several media outfits have cut salaries and laid-off employees.

Here are all our stories on the ongoing industry-wide crisis 👇🏼

#Thread Image To weather the coronavirus crisis, Buzzfeed cuts salaries to avoid layoffs. CEO Jonah Peretti will not take a salary while executives face paycuts as high as 25 percent.

#MediaShots… Image
Apr 27, 2020 6 tweets 4 min read
Amar Ujala alleged that quarantined Tablighis in Saharanpur defecated in the open after their demand for meat was rejected. This was only one of the lies media spread.

@SharmaAyan006 & @gupta_chahak audit the misreporting on the Nizamuddin congregation.… This is how Suresh Chavhanke, opened his show.

“...appeal to the Narendra Modi government that the #TablighiJamaat be banned. If India’s mosques are posing a threat to Indians, and human bombs carrying #coronavirus are roaming around freely, wouldn’t you call it ‘corona jihad’?"
Nov 9, 2019 8 tweets 6 min read
News Broadcasting Standards Authority has issued an advisory for journalists and media houses reporting on the #AyodhyaHearing.

We'll be watching how TV media reports on proceedings with quick updates.… Times Now is keeping its coverage restrained, noting the verdict will give very little "wiggle room". It sticks to summarising arguments by both sides.
Apr 6, 2019 7 tweets 3 min read
There is a new channel on your DTH. It's called "NaMo TV" and streams everything Narendra Modi.

But is it a news channel?
Is it an entertainment channel?
What is it exactly and who owns it?
Who pays for it?

@QuilledWords did some intensive digging to find answers.

#Thread ⏬ Back in 2012, the Gujarat state BJP unit had partnered with 5 local Gujarati channels to launch NaMo TV. But the pioneers of the channel deny any involvement with the current one.

During a recent interview with ABP News, even PM Modi feigned ignorance about the channel.
Oct 5, 2017 12 tweets 3 min read
#Thread on project #Silenced: #Silenced is a crowdsourced effort by @newslaundry and @ICFJ to keep a record of journalists killed in the line of duty.