Pak intimidation

IN Media Watch Briefs | 27/01/2012
Two journalists of Pakistan's Geo News channel were assaulted when they went to cover the story of a girl who had slit her throat during a rape attempt. A reporter and his cameraman were attacked at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi,  Geo News reported Thursday. The media group alleged that police in alliance with the rapist tried to stop the media men  from reporting the story, which police termed a suicide attempt. IANS
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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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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