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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 A Hindu report datelined Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh says a case has been registered  with Huzurabad police on March 17 against five persons for "manipulation, tampering, cheating, and  breach of trust for forcing the television viewers to watch particular channel serials by bribing them in order to increase TRP ratings  of particular channels." The ratings agency BARC had lodged the complaint.                     

Of all the resignations announced on Twitter, this one was the most curious: Nitin Sethi, deputy editor of the website,  announcing his resignation today, added a link to the last story he filed on the Adani Mundra port, setting off intense speculation in media circles that the Adanis were behind his exit. No one's talking as yet but with jittery media folk facing censorship from within and without, their antennae are quivering in curious anticipation.                      

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