Suddenly news?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/06/2017

An article published  on The Wire on June 2 suddenly becomes a news item for Times Now on the afternoon of June 5. In it Partha Chatterjee, described as a social scientist and historian, compared the justification advanced for action by Major Gogoi in the human shield incident in Kashmir with the justification advanced by General Dyer for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. In a somewhat late reaction Times Now anchors raved and ranted and brought on  General GD Bakshi, a Times Now favourite, described as a historian, to fulminate on the show.                                   

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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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