DNA’s Mirror

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/12/2007

With Bennett & Coleman about to launch Ahmedabad Mirror, it was just a matter of time before DNA responded. And it did by launching DNA in Ahmedabad before TOI could launch its compact. After all, advertising is a 1-2 game and it would have been a shame if TOI walked away with both the top two slots in the market. Guess what  DNA has called its Sunday supplement, Sunday Mirror. No prizes for guessing the masthead colours and font: exactly the same as Mirror, red and black.

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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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