Offering a platform

IN Media Watch Briefs | 18/11/2010
The Open Magazine tapes also have Vir Sanghvi talking to Nira Radia about what he can do to give Mukesh Ambani a platform.  He suggests he can use either his TV programme, or his column Counterpoint, in the Hindustan Times. Headline to this story: What kind of story do you want? Vir Sanghvi’s response is posted on his site. He says, " I had asked Ms Radia to explain the position of her client, Mukesh Ambani. And I also asked Anil Ambani’s side for its views."
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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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