MEDIA WATCH BRIEF
Bimal Nepal, a Massachusetts-based photographer, has charged PM Narendra Modi on social media of violating copyright. On October 21, Mr. Modi’s Facebook page published a modified version of a photograph that apparently Nepal had clicked and posted on his Flickr page in November 2012. In his Facebook post the same day, Nepal called Mr. Modi “one of my greatest heroes”, but went on to add that his “greatest question and concern is - there is no credit for the photographer?!”
The Tamil news channel Thanthi, which allegedly telecast the bail application hearing (on October 17) of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the Supreme Court on October 18, has landed itself in a legal soup. The All-India Bar Association has sought suo motu contempt proceedings against the channel in the Supreme Court. Interestingly, this has occurred at a time when a larger debate about whether court proceedings should be recorded or not has also been going on.
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