Two more journalists murdered

IN Media Watch Briefs | 14/05/2016

Two journalists have been shot dead over a 24 hour period on May 12 and 13. A TV journalist, Indradev Yadav who worked for Taza TV was killed in Chatra in Jharkhand on the night of May 12. Another killing took place in Siwan in Bihar on May 13.  Rajdeo Ranjan, bureau chief of Hindustan, was shot dead near the railway station. It is not clear yet if either of these deaths is linked to their media practice.  This brings the toll of  murders this year to three. 

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