Confession vindicates Tehelka

IN Media Watch Briefs | 27/01/2016

The confession  of the constable in the Chungkham Sanjit case also helps two vindicate two journalists who have faced repeated enquiries since then. Six and a half years ago Tehelka magazine carried photographs of a man being shot dead in an alleged encounter, following which the then correspondent who procured the photographs, Teresa Rehman, and the then managing editor of the magazine Shoma Chaudhary, had to face enquiry panels in two cities. Tehelka broke this story.


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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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