Guilty of false evidence

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/12/2016

The Indian Express reports   that the Amicus Curate to the HC  submitted before the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday that the Delhi-based journalist Tariq Anwar  who filed a report for Firstpost on the alleged cases of gangrape in Murthal, Haryana, had produced false and fabricated evidence, and should be prosecuted for doing so.  He  made the submission on the basis of a report by a special investigation team (SIT) which found that the voice in the audio recording submitted by the reporter was not that of the victim.  This Hoot report in February this year had found other reporting of this case also problematic.


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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           


The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

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