Trending on twitter but silence elsewhere

IN Media Watch Briefs | 11/03/2018
A farmers' long march with the #KisanLongMarch has been trending on top spot on Twitter all afternoon. Thousands of farmers have marched more than 200 KMs to Mumbai to demand loan waivers and the transfer of forest land to tillers. The Mumbai traffic police have had to issue a traffic advisory too. But, say the organisers, apart from the government, the media is also ignoring the farmers' march, organised by the All India Kisan Sabha.                                        
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Indian Express reports that YouTube has blocked the Press Information Bureau's channel on that platform since June 16, and viewers are able to access any of its videos posted there since the channel became operational in 2011. YouTube says it is because it is updating its partner agreements, the story says.                   

An undertrial accused in the murder of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik in Tripura last year has apparently threatened a witness on whose statement the case hinges. This is the TSR jawan who witnessed the entire incident. The custodial trial in the case began last week. Bhowmick was shot dead last year in the TSR 2nd battalion HQ and four TSR personnel including the battalion commandant are implicated in the case. (UNI)                      

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