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IN Media Watch Briefs | 21/07/2011
News you can use sections are a gift to the PR community.Though the newspaper is yet to announce it  the PR circuit is agog with the Hindustan Times' plans of  starting a new section on technology and gadgets which will feature reviews, trend stories, news etc on the tech world. It will appear on last Saturday of each month.  PR people have circulated emails of the person to contact for upcoming launches,press invites, press releases, and product reviews. 
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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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