Two more journalists murdered

IN Media Watch Briefs | 14/05/2016

Two journalists have been shot dead over a 24 hour period on May 12 and 13. A TV journalist, Indradev Yadav who worked for Taza TV was killed in Chatra in Jharkhand on the night of May 12. Another killing took place in Siwan in Bihar on May 13.  Rajdeo Ranjan, bureau chief of Hindustan, was shot dead near the railway station. It is not clear yet if either of these deaths is linked to their media practice.  This brings the toll of  murders this year to three. 

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Moneycontrol.com  says that  HT Media has reported a drop of 86 percent in its net profit for the June quarter to Rs 5.8 crore against Rs 41.5 crore reported by the firm during the same quarter of last year.  In May this year however  HT Media had reported over a two-fold increase in consolidated net profit  over the previous quarter, according to TOI.                     

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