Countering TV anchors

IN Media Watch Briefs | 03/10/2017

The J&K Tourism Department has decided that an ad agency it uses will produce positive programmes on Kashmir.   This is an effort to counter the harm that the state government thinks is done  by "hyper nationalistic media in India (which)  ran shows on prime time selling lies about Kashmir ".  The government apparently thinks this was responsible for the sharp fall in tourist traffic to the state in  2017.  The programmes  will be given to media reaching  audiences in different parts of the country.            

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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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