Careless national press?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/02/2014

Journalists of Assam have written to Dainik Jagran, India Today, India TV and News X protesting at their using photographs of the late Parag Kumar Das while reporting on the conviction of ULFA leader Paresh Barua a couple of days ago. Parag Das was the executive editor of Asomiya Pratidin when he was murdered in Guwahati in 1996.

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Moneycontrol.com  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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.                           

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