Not the Arushi way

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/01/2009

The shocking gang rape of a 24-year-old in Noida has given TV channels fodder to feed on. Arnab Goswami went a step further and announced that his channel would follow the story everyday till the judgment is pronounced. His declaration however failed to enthuse his guests, and Madhu Kishwar was quick to retort, that it should not go the Arushi murder way!

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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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