Who says we are not ethical?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/01/2013

Sudhir Chaudhury, the Zee News editor who has been implicated  in a case of extortion by Naveen Jindal, has issued a long statement about the interview with the gang rape victim's friend which  his channel telecast.   He says they could have recorded the entire blow by blow account the man gave but chose not to, because  "Zee Network, Zee News, it's executives and all the people who work with us are Indians first and have always stood by India's self esteem and will continue to do so. We are for Television Respect Points and not Television Rating Points that everyone runs after and sensationalizes news." 

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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           


The Hindu  reports that  writer S Hareesh has withdrawn his novel Meesha which was being serialised in Mathrubhumi Weekly after threats from organisations of the Sangh Parivar. They also vandalised an exhibition organised by Mathrubhumi books in Kochi in protest. They found portions of a dialogue between two characters in the novel objectionable. The Mathrubhumi Weekly editor tweeted that literature was being mob lynched.                                

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