Well taken care of

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/07/2018

Guwahatiplus.com  reports  that the Assam government has been taking good care of journalists in the state. It is implementing a journalist insurance scheme, conducts press tours for journalists to BJP ruled states, and has announced a media fellowship and a Republic Day journalism award. There is a journalist family benefit fund in the state with a corpus of Rs 3 crore, as well as a pension scheme and a medical welfare scheme for journalists.              

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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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