Selective reporting

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/10/2017

If you watch Times Now you encounter Navika Kumar aggressively asserting that Modi baiters should apologise to the PM because the Gujarat High Court has  said Modi had no role in the larger conspiracy of  the Gujarat riots. She does not mention (until a panelist brought it up) that the judge also allowed  Zakia Jafri to appeal for a new probe into Modi’s role in the 2002 riots by asking her to approach the same magisterial court or higher forums.   If you see The Wire the story leds with the latter point.                                                                                                                                                

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Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

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