Self censoring again?

BY snq| IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/11/2014
Is the media self-censoring on PM Modi’s more bizarre pronouncements? While Headlines Today and the Guardian were quick to jump on his October 25 speech taking mythology as proof of ancient Indian science, except the Indian Express, Indian papers reported it with a straight face with surprisingly little comment till Karan Thapar’s op-ed piece in the Hindu today. (He normally writes for the Hindustan Times.) The Telegraph asked scientists what they thought and reported the dim view they took. But boy, has this story been underplayed.
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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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