Self censorship?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 25/08/2010

Commuters in Chennai were stranded on August 24, when over 1,000 buses of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation staying off the roads. Their staff, affiliated to the ruling DMK’s Labour Progressive Front, stayed away to participate in a rally demanding wage revision. The TOI, New Indian Express and Deccan Chronicle mentioned that it was a ruling party affiliated union which caused the disruption. The Hindu did not.

 

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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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