Prove it or apologise

IN Media Watch Briefs | 04/06/2018

The Tribune reports that the Delhi Minorities Commission has served a notice to Sudarshan TV for a report it aired allegedly referring to some local people of the Bawana area of North Delhi, as “Rohingyas” and “Bangladeshis”. The channel has been asked to reply by June 12 with proof to support the allegation that Bawana residents were “Bangladeshis” and “Rohingyas”, failing which it is supposed to air an unconditional apology, and also submit it in writing.

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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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