Caught pilfering? Oh dear

IN Media Watch Briefs | 10/01/2018
Twitter was abuzz with reports  that a few senior journalists who accompanied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on a trip to London were caught on CCTV pilfering the cutlery from a posh hotel during a reception. One was even fined £50 by the hotel staff when he denied the charge, even after being confronted with the evidence!                          
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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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