Furthering the News18 brand identity, Network18 is all set to launch three regional channels in June – in Assamese, Tamil, and Malayalam. Regional Business Head, ETV News Network, Mukund Setlur confirms that News18 is the brand they will be working on. » Good news for bongs, Tehelka Group to launch Tehelka Bangla news channel. The group CEO, Upendra Rai also confirmed that they will follow up with regional Hindi channels soon. » nexGTv, India’s largest subscription-led video entertainment app, now adds Bengali and Oriya channels to its kitty. With worldwide broadcast rights for Rupashi Bangla, Dhoom Music, News Time Bangla, and Alankar TV, nexGTv promises convenience to its expatriate audiences. » In light of the growing attacks on African nationals in the country, India Today attempts to uncover whether it’s focused racism or random coincidence being hyped. Meanwhile, Union Minister VK Singh was slammed by the Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) for his remarks terming the attacks as a ‘minor scuffle blown up by media’. » In protest of recent journo killings in central India, various journalist associations came out in front of the Guwahati Press Club on May 16th. Apart from demanding stringent action against the culprits, the demonstrators also sought special protection laws for working journalists from the Modi led Government. Meanwhile, recognizing the hardships faced by scribes in J&K, the Mehbooba Mufti government proposed a welfare fund with an initial corpus of 2 Cr for working and accredited journalists in the state.