Rape victim

IN Media Practice | 28/06/2011
What are the folks who run NewsX thinking when they flash the image of a 13-year-old rape victim at least ten times in the course of a news item? (June 27) Yes her face is covered with a cloth except for her eyes but is that good enough? Just those eyes would make her recognisable. First they pixelate the mother’s face in the story, then they drop the pixelating and show her face.   Amazing. What are the regulators doing?
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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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