Allowing sexist jibes

IN Media Watch Briefs | 13/08/2017

The Hoot has received a complaint about a press conference at Haryana Bhavan on July 20 where a seasoned news agency journalist launched into an outburst against the CMD of ONGC  for an exclusive interview he had recently given to a CNBC anchor.  The reporter's tirade was allegedly peppered with unprintable references to favouring mini-skirted journalists. The incident we find did happen. If instant and vociferous censure from all those present was called for, it was not forthcoming.          

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The Delhi High Court has vacated the injunction order against Caravan Magazine in the 50 Crore defamation case filed by IIPM founder Arindam Chaudhuri. Chaudhari had filed the case after the magazine published an article titled "Sweet smell of success – How Arindam Chaudhuri made a fortune out of the aspirations and insecurities of India’s middle classes."                

 The crackdown on media coverage of the hospitalisation of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has gone to ridiculous lengths. While journalist Harish Volvoikar, who runs GoaJunction.com, was barred from entering the Goa Assembly for alleged inaccurate reporting,  Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital, where Parrikar was admitted, issued a press statement denying all media speculation.                         

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