We don't like you

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/12/2016
The BJP is transparent about its media dislikes.  In a programme "Ground Zero- Cash crunch" that Rajdeep Sardesai was doing on India Today on December 1, pay day, he asked Smriti Irani on the steps of Parliament for her reaction. Her reply was "Rajdeep the whole world knows that I do not speak to you much and I am surprised that Rajdeep Sardesai is stalking a woman!"  A journalist asking questions is  a stalker?  Unfazed, Rajdeep replied : "But Ma'am I am just asking you a question". The next person to react to him was Kiron Kher who said "We know your biases Mr Sardesai...why don't you go and find one ATM where they are giving money". Then came Ravi Shankar Prasad "Mr Sardesai you are very critical of Mr Modi we know but try to be positive sometimes..."  What a brigade.


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Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

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