Hard to live this down

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/10/2017

The Hindu has apologised for an incredible story it published in its Mumbai edition on October 1,  saying that a video had recorded a  woman dying in the stampede at Elphinstone station being molested by a bystander. The apology said "A perusal of the clip does not warrant such a conclusion." It admitted that it was a failure of both reporting and editorial supervision but surely an incredible story like that warranted repeated perusal of the clip before the story was carried?

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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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