Defamation case in Assam

IN Media Watch Briefs | 20/08/2013

Former Congress MP, Mani Kumar Subba, on August 19 , slammed a Rs 25 cr defamation case against Jayanta Barua (owner of Asomiya Pratidin) for allegedly showing a sex-related visual of him on his channel News Time Assam, in N. Lakhipur court of eastern Assam. Earlier, Subba also alleged attempted blackmail by Barua. When NE Television interviewed Subba Live (from New Delhi), the names of the news channel (News Time Assam) and Barua  in his allegation were not edited or beeped out.

Subscribe To The Newsletter  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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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