Miracle man?

IN Media Watch Briefs | 06/05/2012

Ninety minutes of female foeticide and sex determination on Sunday mornings? Is India ready for it? The advertisers are assuming it is. The ads came thick and fast during the last half hour of the show, much as they would for a Hindi movie.  Aamir Change-the-World Khan is betting on his own drawing power and what seems like a crack research team to rewrite the rules of  Sunday morning programming. They should  knock off the last 30 minutes though. He just might be stretching his luck.

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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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