BCCI calls the shots

IN Media Watch Briefs | 25/06/2016

Shekhar Gupta in his Walk the Talk programme on June 24 told Anurag Thakur, president BCCI, that when BCCI reserves the right to pick the anchor for the broadcast channel they select for telecast of matches, that was the 'worst form of paid news' . He also grilled Thakur on the exit of Bhogle. 'Why did you ban Harsha Bhogle?' No clear answers came from Thakur other than weak denials. But he did reveal that several broadcasting houses owe them money till date.        

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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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