The outlook on social mediaIn 2018, 65% of Indian users thought that social media kept people informed on current events, while nearly half thought it made people more divided in their political opinions. The table below, taken from a Pew survey, shows the perceptions Indians have about social media. … [Read more...] about How much time do Indians spend on social media?
New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India has said it is "deeply perturbed" over the government blaming the media in the Supreme Court for causing panic among migrant workers, leading to their exodus in the wake of the lockdown, and asserted that such actions could obstruct the process of dissemination of news. In a strongly-worded statement, the Guild said that blaming the media at this juncture can only undermine the current work being done by it under trying circumstances. "The Editors Guild of India is deeply perturbed over the recent government statement before the Supreme Court putting the blame on the media for causing panic among migrant workers leading to their mass movement in the wake of the lockdown," the statement said. ____________________________________________________________________ Tackling the Outbreak PM Narendra Modi's video message: Switch off lights this Sunday, light candles for 9 minutes at 9 pm … [Read more...] about No democracy is fighting pandemic by gagging its media: Editors Guild
"While we had a trend until now as the "Chinese Virus", it has now replaced or rather supplemented by a certain "Corona Jihad". While we denounce and completely cognizant of the negligence of the Tableeghi Jamat in holding the religious congregation, we are also aware of the chronology of events and the manner in which the advisories and notifications regarding the Corona Pandemic were issued. However, we condemn the communalism of the pandemic thereby attributing the acts of a particular religious gathering to the entire community," the statement further read. The students' body further slammed the media for maligning a community in the Nizamuddin Markaz case. Meanwhile, South Delhi Municipal Corporation deployed a drone to spray a disinfectant over the locality, now said to be the epicentre of COVID-19 outbreak. On the other hand, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope stated in a statement that over 1400 people from the state attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. He … [Read more...] about TISS’ Muslim Youth Voices condemn the Tablighi Jamaat incident, accuses media of communalising coronavirus pandemic
Devices also limit interaction time Researchers voiced other reasons for cautious use of mobile devices by young children. "The portable nature of mobile devices allows them to be used in any location, such as while waiting for appointments, or in line at a grocery store. The screen use, then, could interfere with sensitive and responsive interactions with parents or practicing self-soothing behaviors that support optimal development," said Lawrence. … [Read more...] about New UC Davis Research Suggests Parents Should Limit Screen Media For Preschoolers
East Orange General Hospital confirmed Garbin's death in a statement to CBS News. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Gabrin's family and friends, and also with all our frontline caregivers who are dedicated to serving our community during this unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak," the statement read. … [Read more...] about New Jersey ER doctor died in his husband’s arms just one week after developing coronavirus symptoms