Embarrassed silence?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/06/2010

A reader points out that the Economic Times editorialized on the  Bhopal verdict on June 8 observing that the court ruling ‘establishes the accountability of senior management, executive as well as non-executive’. It did not mention Keshub Mahindra by name, the man to whom the paper gave a lifetime achievement award in January 2010. And in its fulsome profile of Mahindra on that occasion, ET had made no mention of the Union Carbide case pending against him.  

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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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