Reliving the demolition

IN Media Watch Briefs | 07/12/2017

Journalists who reported the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 talk about their experience in this video on The Wire.  Watch Mark Tully, Ruchira Gupta, Seema Chishti, Vrinda Gopinath and others describe what it was like on that fateful day in Ayodhya.                         

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UNI reports that Assam finance and health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABPNews, seeking Rs 100 crore in damages. The channel had reported that income tax raids on a Delhi 'middleman' called Anuj Poddar had found a  link between him and the minister. Sarma tweeted that he was outraged that he was being linked to a man he had never known or met in his life.                   

Indian Express reports that YouTube has blocked the Press Information Bureau's channel on that platform since June 16, and viewers are able to access any of its videos posted there since the channel became operational in 2011. YouTube says it is because it is updating its partner agreements, the story says.                   

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