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IN Media Watch Briefs | 30/12/2011
DNA has launched a fresh battle for the Mumbai market soon after the announcement of IRS Q3 2011. It released advertisements announcing that it sells 6 lakh copies in Mumbai daily. It claims that through these  6 lakh copies, advertisers actually get over 13 lakh readers through DNA alone in Mumbai, almost twice the reported 6.8 lakh readership as per IRS Q3. To support its bold announcement, its sales teams are asking planners and clients to check the level of copies in the plant directly — anytime. Rarely are circulation figures claimed by newspapers on their own, since the industry is prone to overstating facts. DNA has sought to address this issue directly by claiming the figures and better still, on its front page. 
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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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