Fake video and a riot, yet again!

IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/09/2013

The recent history of the fake videos that circulated on the Assam riots and led to the exodus of people from the North-East, appears to have repeated itself in the horrific Muzzafarnagar riots, that also claimed the life of a journalist. The fake video was two years old, UP officials said. It appeared to be of two youth lynched in Pakistan.

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Moneycontrol.com  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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