Fulsome question

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/03/2018

Why are the questions asked by journalists muted in telecasts of Amit Shah's press conferences? Don't viewers need to hear them? One such gem that could be heard at his press meet after the NE results, where the BJP party president was beaming all the way,  was:  ``Kya ab BJP ka sunehri daur aa gaya hai?" (Has the BJP's golden period arrived?) This was from Himanshu Mishra. With questions like these, why does Dear Leader shy away from press conferences?                      

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 A Hindu report datelined Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh says a case has been registered  with Huzurabad police on March 17 against five persons for "manipulation, tampering, cheating, and  breach of trust for forcing the television viewers to watch particular channel serials by bribing them in order to increase TRP ratings  of particular channels." The ratings agency BARC had lodged the complaint.                     

Of all the resignations announced on Twitter, this one was the most curious: Nitin Sethi, deputy editor of the website Scroll.in,  announcing his resignation today, added a link to the last story he filed on the Adani Mundra port, setting off intense speculation in media circles that the Adanis were behind his exit. No one's talking as yet but with jittery media folk facing censorship from within and without, their antennae are quivering in curious anticipation.                      

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