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The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar.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

ET reports that the Congress party will  have a hyperlocal social media strategy for the forthcoming state elections. It says the Congress social media cell has "identified block level social media warriors" who will give feedback on community level issues to the party's social media  war room. Such as which local temples  with a particular caste following the Congress state unit chief should visit, or in which areas farm loan waiver schemes are going badly, giving the Congress an issue to raise.                    
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