Pak intimidation

IN Media Watch Briefs | 27/01/2012
Two journalists of Pakistan's Geo News channel were assaulted when they went to cover the story of a girl who had slit her throat during a rape attempt. A reporter and his cameraman were attacked at the Benazir Bhutto Hospital in Rawalpindi,  Geo News reported Thursday. The media group alleged that police in alliance with the rapist tried to stop the media men  from reporting the story, which police termed a suicide attempt. IANS
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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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