Sudden closure

IN Media Watch Briefs | 31/03/2014

The All Assam Media Employees Federation has expressed concern after the management of 'Sangbad Lahiri' announced the closure of the publication w.e.f. April 1, 2014, due to reasons "beyond its control", leaving over 50 direct and 100 indirect media employees jobless overnight. The management has offered one month's salary to its employees as severance.

Subscribe To The Newsletter  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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.                           

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