Blackout in Manipur

IN Media Watch Briefs | 20/10/2007
All newspapers and TV stations in Manipur remained shut for the third day on October 13 after yet another threat from an outlawed group. On Wednesday the People┬┐s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak sent out a press release but another faction of the outfit imposed a ban on its  publication  and threatened that all media offices will be attacked, and editors and journalists will be shot at sight.
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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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