When a 'non-story' becomes a story!

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/03/2018
The online news site The Wire is having a good laugh at the work that the pro-BJP site OpIndia is doing for it.  OpIndia wrote that The Wire was working on a story about the contract entered into by the law firm of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's daughter with Geetanjali Gems, aborted after media reports on the involvement of Mehul Choksi in the Nirav Modi scam. The problem is The Wire had dropped the story!                 
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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 Scroll.in,  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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