Goswami speaks, on his terms

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/04/2017

 Arnab Goswami's interview  and photo shoot with Man's World is notable for 3 reasons.  For the fact that the questions were vetted by the anchor's PR team and two were disallowed, for his claim that his is the first journalist-owned, journalist-run, journalist-managed news organisation (where does BJP MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar fit in then?) and for the swipes he takes at The Wire without naming it. Goswami seems to have enjoyed posing for the pictures which tell you that the shirt is by Brooks Brothers, glasses by Gucci, etc, etc.                    

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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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