TOI defrauded of Rs 15 Crore

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/05/2018
The Bennet Coleman and Co Ltd, which publishes the Times of India and other publications ,was defrauded of Rs 15 crore from 2013-17 and an FIR has been lodged in Mumbai's Azad Maidan police station. According to a news report, an editorial coordinator created fake bank accounts and vouchers in the name of freelancers and columnists. A senior journalist of an afternoon newspaper was arrested in this connection but the main accused is absconding.                            
Subscribe To The Newsletter
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.                 

View More