Actor strips, industry acts

IN Media Watch Briefs | 13/04/2018
Actor Sri Reddy’s stripping protest on April 6 against the sexual exploitation of aspiring actresses in the Telugu film industry has led to  the institution of a Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH) in the industry, announced on April 12. As also a sexual harassment redressal panel with participation from the stakeholders like producers, artists, directors, employees federation, lawyers, civil society, NGOs and others.          
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Indian Express reports that YouTube has blocked the Press Information Bureau's channel on that platform since June 16, and viewers are able to access any of its videos posted there since the channel became operational in 2011. YouTube says it is because it is updating its partner agreements, the story says.                   

An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

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