Mah police probe Delhi Press Club meet

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/07/2018

This was no midnight knock, but media circles in the capital are abuzz over a visit by a police officer from Maharashtra to the Delhi Press Club to investigate a meeting held in the club by the Committee to Release Prof G N Saibaba last April. Police sought information on Vishwa Deepak, National Herald journalist in whose name the booking was ostensibly done. The scribe is on leave and has no knowledge of the booking, a report in the paper said.                  

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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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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