Glorification and omissions

IN Media Watch Briefs | 26/06/2015

Doordarshan’s non-stop glorification of the role those currently in power played during the Emergency has interesting omissions. One is its own role as the government’s  handmaiden in rolling out the 20 point programme and the five point programme. The other is that of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the then  RSS chief Balasaheb Deoras as attributed to Subramaniam Swamy’s revelations described in this story in First Post. Both, according to Swamy, submitted letters of apology to Indira Gandhi.  

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.                           

View More