Goofs multiply fast

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/07/2017

Minister Smriti Irani tweeted today that the strikingly captioned front page photo in the Indian Express, credited to PTI, was of Chennai in 2015, not of Ahmedabad airport in flooded Gujarat. PTI and Express used Twitter to apologise, and the former said it had sacked the photographer.                          

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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.                   

The Supreme Court   asked   whether the government is trying to create a surveillance state while hearing a petition filed by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra on the tender for a Social Media Communication Hub. But in Kashmir, admins of Whatsapp groups have been directed to register themselves with the district administration since 2016! Last week, in Kishtwar, 21 groups have been issued notices for failing to do so.                          

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