BY PALLAVI BHATTACHARYA| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |15/10/2016
The PIL is only the most recent hurdle for a film which revisits the 1984 riots and its aftermath in a commercial release.
The film with a strong feminist message has sparked off multiple debates. But what kind of impact can it have on men and behaviour?
BY PALLAVI BHATTACHARYA| IN DIGITAL MEDIA |10/09/2016
Both controversies and a marketing push lead to a buzz on social media for a film. But should such manipulated discussions influence movie goers on what to watch,
The answer is usually yes because so many films are vying for attention. But sometimes, a film can make it on its own steam.
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The Vijay Rupani government in Gujarat has increased accidental death cover for accredited journalists from Rs 50,000 to 5 lakh. Also families of accredited journalists will now get Mata Amrutm (MA) card for cashless treatment upto Rs 2 lakh in govt or designated pvt hospitals in the state. The  MA card is actually given to those whose annual income is less than Rs 1.5 lakh, but a special exception has been made for journalists. Both theses announcements were made in the budget presented in the assembly on February 21st.           

A year and six months after he was jailed in September 2015  Bastar journalist Santosh Yadav was granted bail by a division bench of the Supreme Court, comprising Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan today. Yadav was arrested in September 2015 on charges of aiding Maoists.               

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