Karnataka govt restricts media coverage inside state assembly

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The Karnataka government has restricted media coverage inside the state assembly.

While there are no restrictions on mediapersons from private news channels, they will not be allowed to shoot proceedings of the Karnataka Assembly anymore.

With no permission to directly air feed, the output will now be shared by the Karnataka government with media houses similar to Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV.

Reporters, meanwhile, will be allowed to sit in the press gallery to view the proceedings. Cameras of private channels, however, will not be allowed to shoot.

Karnataka Deputy CM Laxman Savadi was in 2012 shot by video journalists of Kannada news channels, who were covering the proceedings of the Karnataka assembly, allegedly watching a porn clip.

A replay of the video footage showed him sitting and watching sleaze on a mobile handset belonging to fellow minister J Krishna Palemar.

The footage was beamed later by local and national channels throughout the country.

Source By Indiatoday

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