Embarrassed silence?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/06/2010

A reader points out that the Economic Times editorialized on the  Bhopal verdict on June 8 observing that the court ruling ‘establishes the accountability of senior management, executive as well as non-executive’. It did not mention Keshub Mahindra by name, the man to whom the paper gave a lifetime achievement award in January 2010. And in its fulsome profile of Mahindra on that occasion, ET had made no mention of the Union Carbide case pending against him.  

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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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