Assaulting a reporter's parents

IN Media Watch Briefs | 29/06/2018

TOI reports that Chhattisgarh police have arrested a BJP MP's son  and ruling party Janpad president who assaulted the  parents of a journalist after being enraged over  publication of a story on the water crisis in a village in Sarguja  in North Chhattisgarh. Devendra Singh who is also an elected representative and his friends reportedly reached the house of journalist Sanjay Gupta and allegedly assaulted and threatened his old parents  when they did not find him there.                         

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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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