Niti Central's discovery

IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/03/2015

Niti Central, the website which describes itself as "bold and right", has put forth an analysis on why rape in India is getting so much international coverage. Why does a rape in a cab in Delhi make it all the way to the New York Times? Particularly since in terms of reported rape India ranks really low globally, at number 94? With the US ranked at no. 14? Because highlighting this aspect of the plight of Indian women helps raise funds for the global evangelical movement. It cites a link to prove its point.

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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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