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IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/11/2017

After The Hoot wrote this brief  on how the Indigo fracas was covered it seems we goofed in praising TOI, which in turn had goofed in labelling  the employee who shot the video as a whistleblower who was sacked. The airline says that far from being a whistleblower the man was the real culprit in the incident, telling two other employees to stop the passenger from boarding the bus. What isn't clear at all though is how he shot a video while being at the centre of the action himself. And a video which implicates him!                             

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The ongoing battle between Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Republic Television took a new turn when he was to address a press conference in Chennai today. Mevani at first objected to the Republic journalist being present but agreed to his being there if he didn't ask any questions. The journalists initially agreed but when Mevani still insisted that the Republic journalist leave, the Chennai media decided to boycott him.                        

Television Post reports that the MSO Hathaway has switched  off the Times Network owned channels from its platform for non-payment of outstanding dues.  Hathaway had apparently been running scrolls informing subscribers about the impending switch-off. Hathaway and Times had signed a one year fixed fee deal which Times Network wanted revisited, though the contract runs till March.                

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