Invisible as always

IN Media Watch Briefs | 14/01/2012

Granted Manipur cannot compare with Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in news value given its small number of Lok Sabha seats., but even so does coverage of its elections have to be quite as negligible as we have seen this year? It is going to the polls in two weeks time, but you would not guess that from the coverage given.

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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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