Anti-FDI Yashwant

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/07/2002
Anti-FDI Yashwant

Anti-FDI Yashwant


When the Indian cabinet met to decide on FDI in print, then finance minister Yashwant Sinha opposed it. Sushma Swaraj told journalists privately that this  was because he was annoyed with her. She had been consistently critical of  his economic policies she said, and Sinha was just getting back at her.



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Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

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