Prove it or apologise

IN Media Watch Briefs | 04/06/2018

The Tribune reports that the Delhi Minorities Commission has served a notice to Sudarshan TV for a report it aired allegedly referring to some local people of the Bawana area of North Delhi, as “Rohingyas” and “Bangladeshis”. The channel has been asked to reply by June 12 with proof to support the allegation that Bawana residents were “Bangladeshis” and “Rohingyas”, failing which it is supposed to air an unconditional apology, and also submit it in writing.

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Former journalist and AAP politician Ashutosh's resignation from his party announced on Twitter on August 15 is followed by another tweet: "To media friends. Please respect my privacy. I won’t be giving any bite of any kind. Please cooperate." His resignation he says is "purely from a very very personal reason."                     

Well-known cartoonist Satish Acharya took to Facebook to say that his column with Mail Today ended after multiple attempts to censor his work. The latest was a cartoon on China's growing influence in the sub-continent, rejected because it was ostensibly 'defeatist'. Ironically, he said  cartoons critical of BJP President Amit Shah featured on the latter's personal website, which makes us wonder if this was another case of crawling when asked to  bend!                      
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