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IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/10/2012

The Hindu on October 8 showed up the business press with a lead story that took a detailed look at the balance sheets of Robert Vadra's companies and provided an even-toned account of what they showed. Three days after Arvind Kejriwal and Prashant Bhushan levelled charges against Vadra of unexplained dealings with Delhi Land and Finance  (DLF),  no business newspaper has  come up with a thorough investigation yet. Not even the Economic Times which  broke the story of Vadra's entry into the real estate business last year.

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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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