Journo remand extended

IN Media Watch Briefs | 14/11/2017
Journalist Vinod Verma's judicial remand has been extended till November 27. The journalist whose arrest in Ghaziabad on Oct 27 created a stir, was subsequently taken to Raipur in connection with a sleaze CD case involving a Chhattisgarh minister. His bail plea has been rejected.                              
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In observance of National Press Day today Rajasthan Patrika carried  a blank editorial saying that it was a day meant to celebrate independent  and responsible journalism. But in Rajasthan this was endangered by the black law the state government was seeking to introduce. It said it opposed a law which amounted to the murder of democracy.                                        

 Zee News has rolled up its sleeves  to do battle on behalf of the BJP as the Gujarat elections approach.  On Nov 14 they played the Hardik Patel CD at prime time,  and when it showed precious little that was incriminating the voice over said the channel was not playing some parts of the tape because it was not fit to telecast.  On Nov 15 Sudhir Chaudhary was doing one of his endless piece-to-cameras on the history of the Ayodhya dispute.                                  

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