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BY SN| IN Media Watch Briefs | 24/12/2014
The caption of a photograph on the Indian Express' website to visualise the results of the recent elections in Jammu and Kashmir made for interesting reading. The caption ran, "Kashmiri supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shouts slogans at an election rally in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir." The picture was credited to PTI. 
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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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