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IN Media Watch Briefs | 21/07/2011
News you can use sections are a gift to the PR community.Though the newspaper is yet to announce it  the PR circuit is agog with the Hindustan Times' plans of  starting a new section on technology and gadgets which will feature reviews, trend stories, news etc on the tech world. It will appear on last Saturday of each month.  PR people have circulated emails of the person to contact for upcoming launches,press invites, press releases, and product reviews. 
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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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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