Anti maoism jingles

IN Media Watch Briefs | 26/10/2012

The government is planning to broadcast radio jingles on a bigger scale on All India Radio, featuring themes of countering Maoism. AIR has already been airing these jingles for the past one month in four naxal affected states Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa. The jingles are meant to lure villagers and tribals away from Maoism and have already been produced in different local dialects.

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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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