H-HistBibl: Launch of the digital archive “The Long Emergency. Media and Democracy in India”

H-HistBibl: Launch of the digital archive “The Long Emergency. Media and Democracy in India”. “The government of India declared a national emergency citing internal instability in June 1975. By June 26th, the day after emergency had been declared, media outlets in the country had received instructions on news that must be censored. Some newspapers ran blank editorials as protests. In the eighteen months that followed, the press censorship rules remained in effect and additional forms of pressure were exerted on the media. These ranged from the withdrawal of state advertisements to income tax raids on media owners and phone calls to journalists conveying ‘helpful suggestions’ about the news they might (or might not) carry. Many journalists were arrested for protesting the emergency, or for holding views that were considered inimical to state authority. Many others supported the emergency as a necessary measure. Most, however, lay low until the emergency was lifted and the media began reporting actively on the news that they had not covered in the years of the emergency, in a burst of ‘new journalism’ that would shine a light on post-emergency abuses of power as well.”

Digital Library of Georgia: Athens-Clarke County Library announces Image Magazine digitization project funded by Digital Library of Georgia grant

Digital Library of Georgia: Athens-Clarke County Library announces Image Magazine digitization project funded by Digital Library of Georgia grant. “Image Magazine, one of the area’s first African American lifestyle magazines, has been… digitized thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to The Athens-Clarke County by the Digital Library of Georgia. Image Magazine was published by Dr. Robert Harrison from 1977 through 1980, and it covered the social life of the local African American community. “