Instagram blocks pix in Kashmir

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/02/2016

 Are social media sites getting more hyper after the JNU incidents? A piece of graffiti in Srinagar yesterday, clicked by a photographer and posted on Instagram,  resulted in the latter removing the picture. It said "Kashmir hearts beats only for Pakistan" (sic),  the occasion being the Indo-Pak cricket match on Feb 27. Did that offend  Instagram's 'nationalist' sentiments?  

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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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