Playing safe

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/01/2012
Karan Thapar’s show The Last Word says it is the  first of its kind weekly show on Indian television which debates issues related to the media. It is on CNN IBN, which is part of the Network 18 Group. Last week the big media story of the week was the deal between Network 18, Mukesh Ambani and the ETV network. And what was the Thapar media show on three days after the story broke? The road ahead for the UPA government.
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Doordarshan interviewed  two BJP ministers in the afternoon about what they thought of Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-trust motion, and why BJP MPs had felt the need to come outside Parliament and attack him. Ministers of state Ashwini Chaubey and Ram Kirpal Yadav answered at considerable length and were allowed to have their say. The reporter also asked one of them what he thought about RG's hugging the PM and he effectively snorted in disapproval. When a panel discussion began after this,  more leading questions from the news anchor about this 'jadu ki jhappi."  And more criticism followed.                  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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