Bad for business

IN Media Watch Briefs | 23/09/2008

When the CEO of a company is beaten to death by his workers it is not news for our upbeat business press. While the general newspapers led with it on Sept 23, Mint and Economic Times did not have the story at all, and Business Standard had a single column PTI story on page 5. Financial Express too played it inside.


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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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