Report rape responsibly

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/05/2014

The All India Progressive Women's Association has initiated an email campaign to protest the victim-blaming culture in press reporting of rape. This move comes as protest against Ei Samay, a leading Bengali daily of the Times Group, for their 'malicious reporting' of the rape of a college student in Kolkata on April 28, the association writes on the campaign Facebook page.

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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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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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