The beast called media

IN Media Watch Briefs | 25/12/2012
 The brother of the Delhi gang rape victim told  the Indian Express what it is like to experience the media frenzy surrounding  his sister. They reported that she had begun to walk at a time when she was vomiting and had abdominal pain. They said she was talking when she wasn’t. Nor does the family understand why the media has to invent names for her. (IE Dec 25)
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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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