Tag Archives: Australia

The Indian cartoon that’s offending Australians

It takes a particular genius to feel offended by a piece of art instead of the reality it mirrors. Several students of Indian origin have been clobbered in Australia in an unceasing (and unacceptable) wave of attacks over the last few months; one of them even being killed last week. Yet, the response from both…

‘Nationalism in place of cricket journalism’

India’s best-known sports writer, now a happy resident of Australia, has torn into the output of cricket correspondents covering the ill-tempered series down under. Rohit Brijnath, formerly of Sportsworld and India Today, writes on the BBC website: “Cricket is crying out for independent voices (and certainly for the well-crafted cricket piece). “Commentators who romance clich├ęs…

Should news agencies pay for news and pictures?

The greed of cash-rich sports organisations in bottomless. In September, the International Rugby Board sought to impose restrictions on media coverage of the World Cup, limiting photos and video on the internet, claiming intellectual property rights. Now, cricket has followed suit. Cricket Australia, cricket’s governing body down under, has said it owns the IPR to…