Fulsome question

IN Media Watch Briefs | 05/03/2018

Why are the questions asked by journalists muted in telecasts of Amit Shah's press conferences? Don't viewers need to hear them? One such gem that could be heard at his press meet after the NE results, where the BJP party president was beaming all the way,  was:  ``Kya ab BJP ka sunehri daur aa gaya hai?" (Has the BJP's golden period arrived?) This was from Himanshu Mishra. With questions like these, why does Dear Leader shy away from press conferences?                      

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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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