Media and GST

IN Media Watch Briefs | 19/06/2017

The following categories of media activity are exempt from the Goods and Services Tax: "Services by way of collecting or providing news by an independent journalist, Press Trust of India or United News of India." Media produced by tax-exempt not-for-profits are also exempt. (http://gstindiaupdates.com )              

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The Washingtonian.com reports that the Washington Post has a new social media policy which says staffers can be fired if their social-media activity "adversely affects The Post's customers advertisers, subscribers, vendors, suppliers or partners." The paper's guild is opposing the policy.                  

The Hindustan Times published this story titled "Hollow power: India is on a path to decline and that is why China is challenging it" and then took it down, as the link shows. Did it get a rap on the knuckles from the government? The story was unflattering in what it said about the Modi government's record in power over the last three years.                        
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