Freed in 2011

IN Media Watch Briefs | 01/01/2011
One of last year’s victims of sedition charges was released on New Year’s Day in Srinagar, after the High Court granted him an interim bail on Friday. The teacher Noor Mohammed Bhat was arrested last month for setting an exam question paper around last year’s Kashmir’s unrest. Earlier On Dec 18, a lower Court had rejected Bhat’s bail application and upheld his conviction saying the examination paper set by Bhat was “seditious and rebellious in character.”
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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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