More FDI in news?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 20/10/2015

The BJP permitted FDI in news when Sushma Swaraj was I & B minister in A B Vajpayee's government. Now if minister of state Rajyavardhan Rathore is to be believed  the government is considering increasing the amount of FDI permitted in news. He said this after an industry rep at a CII event explained that channels were too hard up to give better news. It is of course another matter that the real reason for channels being hard up is because there are far too many of them in the game. 

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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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