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IN Media Watch Briefs | 24/08/2009

When Anil Ambani writes a loaded piece about trust in the Speaking Tree column of the Times of India ("Trust is everything, nurture it" August 22) you wonder who will turn spiritual next for the benefit of the Times. Brother Mukesh? And how will they repay the paper for the hospitality of its columns?



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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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