Lost in translation

IN Media Watch Briefs | 30/03/2018
Karnataka BJP MP Prahlad Joshi  mis-translated BJP President Amit Shah's pre-election rally speech to say: 'Prime Minister Modi has done nothing for the poor and dalits, he will destroy the nation' when Shah actually said, in Hindi, that Cong Chief Minister Siddharamaiah had done nothing for Karnataka! Times Now has a clip on the meeting but sadly, the clip ends abruptly just at the crucial part!                          
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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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