IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |24/02/2018

The National Herald has announced  that Neelabh Mishra, Editor-in-Chief of National Herald and Navjeevan, died on February 24 after a long illness, in Chennai. He was formerly editor of the Hindi Outlook until 2015, and became editor of NH in 2016. He began his career from the Navbharat Times in Patna, and launched Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998. Tributes to him on Twitter describe him as  deeply committed to egalitarian and secular values.                                             

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |23/02/2018
The Hindu, The Times of India and  Hindustan Times reported the most controversial parts of the Army chief's Feb 21 speech on immigration in the North East and the growth of the AIUDF as a party. It was only Indian Express that reported a longer excerpt, in which he spoke of amalgamation rather than identification as a solution in Assam, and pointed out that Muslims had come to Assam with the Ahoms in the 1200s and had equal rights over the land. "Both these people have claim to the state of Assam and therefore to the North East region," the army chief said.  Why didn't the others report this crucial admission, which is rarely heard? Because it would have gone against the sensational headlines all the papers gave to their report of the speech? The headlines either highlighted Rawat's comparison between the growth of Badruddin Ajmal's  AIUDF's and the BJP, or his accusation that Pakistan and China were driving the illegal immigration into the North East.                     

            

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |22/02/2018

The Delhi High Court has vacated the injunction order against Caravan Magazine in the 50 Crore defamation case filed by IIPM founder Arindam Chaudhuri. Chaudhari had filed the case after the magazine published an article titled "Sweet smell of success – How Arindam Chaudhuri made a fortune out of the aspirations and insecurities of India’s middle classes."                

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |22/02/2018

 The crackdown on media coverage of the hospitalisation of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has gone to ridiculous lengths. While journalist Harish Volvoikar, who runs GoaJunction.com, was barred from entering the Goa Assembly for alleged inaccurate reporting,  Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital, where Parrikar was admitted, issued a press statement denying all media speculation.                         

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |21/02/2018

The Hindu's news report on BJP President Amit Shah campaigning in coastal Karnataka has inadvertently has caused much merriment. It gives graphic details of Mr Shah's strict adherence to the dictim that  a fever must be fed...and how!  That's not all. The Hindu changed its headline (original : Fever did not deter this warrior), because it was 'inappropriate and had the tone of a comment'. But what of the story itself?                 

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |21/02/2018

When does Zee TV plan to telecast the apology directed by the NBSA on the complaint labelling scientist and poet Gauhar Raza an 'anti-national' in its episode titled 'Afzal Premi Gang ka Mushaira'? Zee was to telecast it at 9 pm on Feb 16 and deposit Rs one lakh within a week of the order, passed on February 8, 2018. Till now, according to the complainants, there's no sign of the apology. Now what, NBSA?            

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |18/02/2018

In a horrific incident, the mother and daughter of Ravikant Kamble, a crime reporter with a newsportal Nagpur Today, were abducted on Saturday, February 17. Kamble put the news out on Facebook, appealing for information, but their bodies were found the next day. Police Commissioner Dr. Venkatesan told the portal the murders could be due to personal reasons, but did not elaborate.                       

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |17/02/2018

This Nirav Modi profile in The Hindu on the "silent" diamond trader "who now faces a bleak future" reads like a fluff piece on a man who is at the centre of a massive scam. Based on what the writer says could be the last interview he gave (in November 2017) to the Indian media, it describes his youth, the rapid expansion of his business, the price his range of jewellery begins at, and how he designs every single piece of jewellery that he sells. 'Bleak' is surely an understatement for the future he now faces.    

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |16/02/2018
The National Investigation Agency (NIA), set up to deal with combating and investigating terror-related crimes in India, has taken it upon itself to define the work of journalists. In its chargesheet  against Kashmiri photo-journalist Kamran Yusuf, in jail since September 5, 2017, the NIA said videos accessed of his work showed that he covered 'anti-national' activities and this went against the 'moral' duty of a journalist to cover developmental activities!                     
IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |16/02/2018

A Mumbai Press Club release says a dispute between a security agency which inflicted injuries on journalists in late 2016 and the three journalists who brought charges against them has been settled with the company Tops Security agreeing to pay Rs 30 lakh towards a journalists welfare fund. The dispute  before the Press Council of India relates to an incident of 4 November 2016, when photo-journalists who had gathered outside Bombay House to cover the Tata Sons dispute involving then chairman Cyrus Mistry, were injured in a melee involving Tops Security guards.  The release said the Tata Group  company  ABCL, which owns and maintains Bombay House, facilitated the agreement.                   

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The National Herald has announced  that Neelabh Mishra, Editor-in-Chief of National Herald and Navjeevan, died on February 24 after a long illness, in Chennai. He was formerly editor of the Hindi Outlook until 2015, and became editor of NH in 2016. He began his career from the Navbharat Times in Patna, and launched Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998. Tributes to him on Twitter describe him as  deeply committed to egalitarian and secular values.                                             

The Hindu, The Times of India and  Hindustan Times reported the most controversial parts of the Army chief's Feb 21 speech on immigration in the North East and the growth of the AIUDF as a party. It was only Indian Express that reported a longer excerpt, in which he spoke of amalgamation rather than identification as a solution in Assam, and pointed out that Muslims had come to Assam with the Ahoms in the 1200s and had equal rights over the land. "Both these people have claim to the state of Assam and therefore to the North East region," the army chief said.  Why didn't the others report this crucial admission, which is rarely heard? Because it would have gone against the sensational headlines all the papers gave to their report of the speech? The headlines either highlighted Rawat's comparison between the growth of Badruddin Ajmal's  AIUDF's and the BJP, or his accusation that Pakistan and China were driving the illegal immigration into the North East.                     

            

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