Tribune fights back

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/11/2017
In a heartening development the Tribune Trust which governs the Chandigarh Tribune, is reported  to have removed the Trust President Justice SS Sodhi and replaced him with J&K governor NN Vohra. What triggered this is the belief that the paper published an abject front page apology  to a controversial politician because of pressure from its chairman. The apology had said that the paper had verified allegations made earlier against Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia and found them false. The editor Harish Khare has apparently asked his colleagues for suggestions on how to undo the damage.                                    
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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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