Booked for exposing data breach

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/01/2018

 When a journalist tries to do an investigative story  by pretending to be a client for an advertised service, she risks  being booked for impersonation, apparently.  Indian Express reports that the  UIDAI has filed an FIR against the paper and the  reporter of The Tribune of Chandigarh for an article on how anonymous users accessed Aadhaar details and sold it for a fee. The Punjab Press Club has passed a resolution condemning the FIR and asking for its immediate withdrawal.                                                                 

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The ongoing battle between Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Republic Television took a new turn when he was to address a press conference in Chennai today. Mevani at first objected to the Republic journalist being present but agreed to his being there if he didn't ask any questions. The journalists initially agreed but when Mevani still insisted that the Republic journalist leave, the Chennai media decided to boycott him.                        

Television Post reports that the MSO Hathaway has switched  off the Times Network owned channels from its platform for non-payment of outstanding dues.  Hathaway had apparently been running scrolls informing subscribers about the impending switch-off. Hathaway and Times had signed a one year fixed fee deal which Times Network wanted revisited, though the contract runs till March.                

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