Mah police probe Delhi Press Club meet

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/07/2018

This was no midnight knock, but media circles in the capital are abuzz over a visit by a police officer from Maharashtra to the Delhi Press Club to investigate a meeting held in the club by the Committee to Release Prof G N Saibaba last April. Police sought information on Vishwa Deepak, National Herald journalist in whose name the booking was ostensibly done. The scribe is on leave and has no knowledge of the booking, a report in the paper said.                  

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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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