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IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/10/2015
The Times of India took boss Vineet Jain's assertion that the company is in the advertising business very seriously on October 12. Page one was on page 5, four pages of advertising preceded it. Then after page one you got two more pages of only ads, then one more page of news then three more full ad pages! Overall the 28 page main edition in Delhi had 12 full pages of ads,  and one more page with more than three quarters full of ads.
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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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