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IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/10/2015
The Times of India took boss Vineet Jain's assertion that the company is in the advertising business very seriously on October 12. Page one was on page 5, four pages of advertising preceded it. Then after page one you got two more pages of only ads, then one more page of news then three more full ad pages! Overall the 28 page main edition in Delhi had 12 full pages of ads,  and one more page with more than three quarters full of ads.
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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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