Decorous omission

IN Media Watch Briefs | 21/07/2012

A reader writes, "Most pieces on Rajesh Khanna kept a decorous silence on his relationship with a certain Tina Munim. Khanna and Munim were in a live-in relationship for several years. But did many of the media reminiscences say this? Some coyly referred to her as his heroine, some said they were in a relationship. Most just blanked out her name. One film journalist came close enough to say `another lovely looking co-star he lived with for a while before she left him to later become a rich industrialist’s wife’ but stopped short of naming her.  One of the perks of being married into the Ambani family  seems to be that  the media exercises commendable self-restraint.

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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.                           

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