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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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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