DD journo in a spot

IN Media Watch Briefs | 29/11/2016

Doordarshan journalist Satyendra Murli says he has been facing death threats ever since he claimed that the Prime Minister’s Nov 8 demonetisation speech was pre-recorded and not telecast live, reports Catch News. Murli said at a press conference on Nov 24 that he had audio and video evidence to support his allegation. His RTI application to the PMO asking when the decision to demonetise was taken has been forwarded to the I&B ministry and the finance department, he said. Looks like  Murli’s career in the government-funded public broadcaster may be in jeopardy.            

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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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