Self censorship?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 24/04/2016

The Delhi govt takes three TV channels to court for airing allegedly doctored footage of the Feb.9 protests at JNU. The hearing will be on April 25. The Indian Express has it on page 1 and names the channels--Zee News, NewsX and India News. The Hindu puts the news on page 1 but does not name the channels.  Nor do Pioneer and the Hindustan Times which carry small items inside. The TOI does not have the story.  


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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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