Cheering the govt on

IN Media Watch Briefs | 16/05/2017

Amit Shah is smart. If as reported he was the brain behind the government's decision to pull out of the ET Global Business Summit at the last minute thereby sending the Times Group a message, it has worked wonders. First the paper said flattering things about the Yogi Adityanath government's first month on page 1, now it is freaking out--front page banner and what not--on the eve of the central government's third anniversary with a poll. 'Three years on,Modi sweeps polls.' Modi Sarkar:Teen Saal Bemisaal!' (an unparalleled three years.) 'Govt Wins Vote of Trust in India Inc Corner Rooms' And so on.             

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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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