Another media gag in the offing?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/03/2018

Retired Odisha High Court judge I.M. Qudussi, currently in the dock for the medical college bribery scam, has sought a ban on media coverage of the CBI case, specifically targeting The Wire, TOIIndiaNews and ABP TV. The case will come up on Mar 11, says Wire editor Siddharth Varadarajan ,  cautioning that the judge is seeking a blanket media gag.         

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 A Hindu report datelined Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh says a case has been registered  with Huzurabad police on March 17 against five persons for "manipulation, tampering, cheating, and  breach of trust for forcing the television viewers to watch particular channel serials by bribing them in order to increase TRP ratings  of particular channels." The ratings agency BARC had lodged the complaint.                     

Of all the resignations announced on Twitter, this one was the most curious: Nitin Sethi, deputy editor of the website,  announcing his resignation today, added a link to the last story he filed on the Adani Mundra port, setting off intense speculation in media circles that the Adanis were behind his exit. No one's talking as yet but with jittery media folk facing censorship from within and without, their antennae are quivering in curious anticipation.                      

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