The AP Assembly Speaker and other officials have refused to issue passes to reporters of Namasthe Telangana and asked them straight if it is needed for them to cover the upcoming AP assembly sessions! As a practice, passes for Assembly sessions are issued as courtesy for even media of other States, apart from national media. So the speaker’s question smacks of an agenda. And importantly, the AP sessions are happening in Telangana capital. So naturally it is NT’s business! There has been lot of hue and cry over media freedom these days, even going to the extent of supporting open abuse by some channels. But as we have seen earlier, there won’t be any noise about this violation. Earlier, T News and V6 Channels are removed off air in AP and now the print media is shut out, to effectively eliminate Telangana media, although they have limited access to AP market. Then, why would Telangana allow AP media, which operates right from Hyderabad? And why should AP assembly even convene in Hyderabad if it doesn’t want to allow local media to cover it?