Start-up fever

IN Media Watch Briefs | 06/12/2015

Journalists are not immune to the start-up fever that they have been reporting. Three of them have left different editions of the Economic Times in recent weeks to start digital companies. That includes the principal correspondent and the technology editor at the Bangalore ET who are partnering another person to launch one. They plan to stay in stealth mode for a few months until they are ready. And a third journalist, at the  Delhi edition of ET has followed suit after a long stint at the paper,  also to launch his  own start up. 

 

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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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