11 Members of Parliament and 30 other prominent figures including advocates, journalists and social activists on February 14 issued a statement expressing discontent over the Kerala High Court’s verdict upholding the transmission ban on Malayalam news channel MediaOne, imposed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, after the Ministry of Home Affairs denied the channel security clearance. The channel went off air on January 31, as the Centre suspended its telecast over “security reasons”. One of the reasons for disappointment conveyed over the verdict is that the High Court’s decision was based entirely on assessment of documents presented by the MHA in a sealed cover, “the contents of which were not shared” with the news channel. (Read More)
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