Taming Zee News

IN Media Watch Briefs | 10/02/2018
The News Broadcasting Standards Authority has rejected the appeal by Zee News on its order of September 2017 to pay Rs one 1 lakh as a fine for its report ‘Afzal Premi Gang ka Mushaira’ broadcast on March 9, 2015, targeting poet and activist Gauhar Raza and to tender an apology.  The NBSA was acting on a complaint filed by litteratuer Ashok Vajpayi, singer Shubha Mudgal, actor Sharmila Tagore and writer Syeda Hamid.  Zee News  has been asked to display the apology on 16.2.2018 at 9 pm and deposit Rs one lakh within seven days.                      
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Hotstar has put out what it calls its India Watch Report for 2018 which says the country has seen a five times growth in video consumption over the last year, with 96 per cent of all usage being focused on long form video.  Penetration of video consumption in smaller cities with less than 10 lakh population has outstripped that in the large metros. Women in smaller cities are coming online faster than  those in the metros, it adds.                     

The National Herald has announced  that Neelabh Mishra, Editor-in-Chief of National Herald and Navjeevan, died on February 24 after a long illness, in Chennai. He was formerly editor of the Hindi Outlook until 2015, and became editor of NH in 2016. He began his career from the Navbharat Times in Patna, and launched Eenadu TV in Rajasthan in 1998. Tributes to him on Twitter describe him as  deeply committed to egalitarian and secular values.                                             

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