Assuaging anxiety

IN Media Watch Briefs | 23/08/2018

The Tribune at Chandigarh has seen exits  and transfers in recent weeks but now there is a counter narrative emerging which apprehensive staffers may not be prepared to believe. Sources  say the rumour that more easing out of contract staff is on the cards is simply not true, and that  that the exits were performance appraisal linked, a process that is now over. Also that performance, not cost cutting was the impetus for recent departures, because promotions in similar numbers were also given.             

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The new term for self censorship is voluntary censorship, as proposed by companies like Netflix and Hotstar. ET reports that streaming video service Amazon Prime is opposing a move by its peers to adopt a voluntary censorship code in anticipation of the Indian government coming up with its own rules. Amazon is resisting because it fears that it may alienate paying subscribers.                   

Clearly, the run to the 2019 elections is on. A journalist received a call from someone saying they were from Aajtak channel and were conducting a survey, asking whom she was going to vote for in 2019. On being told that her vote was secret, the caller assumed she wasn't going to vote for 'Modiji'. The caller, a woman, also didn't identify herself. A month or two earlier the same journalist received a call, this time from a man, asking if she was going to vote for the BSP.                 

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