EPW finally gets an editor

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/01/2018

The Economic and Political Weekly has appointed political scientist Gopal Guru who currently teaches at JNU as editor, the Sameeksha Trust announced yesterday. The search for an editor was on after Paranjoy Guha Thakurta resigned in July 2017. The previous two editors have been journalists.              

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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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