Safai bandwagon

IN Media Watch Briefs | 04/10/2017

The India Today Group is on the Swachh  Bharat bandwagon. Its editorial director Kalli Purie told the audience at the Group's Safaigiri Singathon that three years ago PM Modi had nominated India Today editor-in-chief Aroon Purie a brand ambassador of the Swachh Bharat Mission  and ever since the group has been gving annual Safaigiri awards to Safai champions.                                   

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The ongoing battle between Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Republic Television took a new turn when he was to address a press conference in Chennai today. Mevani at first objected to the Republic journalist being present but agreed to his being there if he didn't ask any questions. The journalists initially agreed but when Mevani still insisted that the Republic journalist leave, the Chennai media decided to boycott him.                        

Television Post reports that the MSO Hathaway has switched  off the Times Network owned channels from its platform for non-payment of outstanding dues.  Hathaway had apparently been running scrolls informing subscribers about the impending switch-off. Hathaway and Times had signed a one year fixed fee deal which Times Network wanted revisited, though the contract runs till March.                

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