RSS workers arrested for attack on photojournalist

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/05/2018

The Week reports  that two RSS workers were arrested by Kerala police on Friday for attacking a photojournalist inside  the Malappuram Press Club. The police had earlier registered a case against 10 RSS activists over the attack.  Fouad, a photographer with the Malayalam daily Chandrika, was attacked when he took photographs of a few RSS workers intercepting a biker who was caught in a protest rally organised by the right-wing outfit in the district on Thursday. The attack took place on World Press Freedom Day.                   

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According to this report  34 people who were employed by  ABP Ltd through contractors for different departments, and were fired,  have been protesting outside the ABP premises for almost a month now but there has been no media coverage. Their troubles began when they formed a union in response to not being paid minimum wages by their contractors in 2016. Their union is affiliated to the TMC. They were fired after forming a union.The ABP management has not met them yet. Media outlets approached by the workers have declined to cover their plight. The Labour Minister has lent them a ear, but that has not resulted in any action.                     

Fake news propagators are active in Karnataka following the  hung assembly results. Boomlive reports that posts like this one on Twitter are fake news, using a video dating back to attacks on churches in Karnataka in 2008,  to claim that BJP cadres in Mangalore had just attacked a church to "to install bhagwa and bjp flags and celebrate victory of a BJP majority".  It was posted by a Mohammed Mohsin who Boomlive claims appears to be a Congress supporter.               

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