Empirical Analysis of Media Control by the State: The Case of Bihar, India (2019_1_40_001)
In recent years, the Indian media has been under enormous pressure from the state (both the central government and state governments), which could distort said media’s role as “the fourth pillar of democracy.” This research project attempts to reveal that “media bullying” by the state government has been quite rampant in the state of Bihar after Nitish Kumar came to power in 2005, and focuses particular attention on the hypothesis that the state government takes advantage of government advertisements as an important means of media control.
April 2019 - March 2020
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