IPFT leaders booked for scribe murder

IN Media Watch Briefs | 03/07/2018

At last some journalist murders are seeing investigations yield results.  The CBI has lodged an FIR against three leaders and 300 plus supporters of the Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) in the case of alleged murder of journalist Santanu Bhowmik last September. The CBI has named IPFT leaders Balaram Deb Barma, Amit Deb Barma and Dhirendra Deb Barma in the FIR.                                           

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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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