ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Media Metamorphosis and Popular Protest

Anxieties in the Republic

The public rage following the gang rape of a young woman in Delhi last December was a transformative moment for the media. The mainstream or Old Media of print and television blended with New Media (predominantly the social networking sites) to determine the agenda as the government tried clumsily to deal with the public outcry. How far this New Media universe carries the potential for unleashing social energy and creating social chaos remains to be seen.



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