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IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/11/2017
While the Hindu, Express, New Indian Express and Hindustan Times had reports on the incident of a scuffle between an Indigo airlines passenger and its staffers, with the latter allegedly thrashing the passenger (the video shows manhandling and dragging rather than thrashing) only the Times of India reported  additionally that the airline sacked the whistleblower--the employee who shot the video-- which is an equally damning part of the story, where the airline's reputation is concerned.                   
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The ongoing battle between Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and Republic Television took a new turn when he was to address a press conference in Chennai today. Mevani at first objected to the Republic journalist being present but agreed to his being there if he didn't ask any questions. The journalists initially agreed but when Mevani still insisted that the Republic journalist leave, the Chennai media decided to boycott him.                        

Television Post reports that the MSO Hathaway has switched  off the Times Network owned channels from its platform for non-payment of outstanding dues.  Hathaway had apparently been running scrolls informing subscribers about the impending switch-off. Hathaway and Times had signed a one year fixed fee deal which Times Network wanted revisited, though the contract runs till March.                

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