“Crooks and Liars in the Indian media are the greatest danger to our democracy. Bias, outright lies, paid news, plagiarism and political leanings characterize much of our media”.
Today the Electronic Media/News group are the most corrupt form of journalism..
Now a days a common man’s opinion about media are like this..
The media is corrupt, and know that it is universal brainwashing of the masses to make them believe whatever it is the powers that be want them to believe. It is the masses that need to wake up and get their news from other source..
Ok, so we have seen a lot of people ,i wont give their ethnic as i dont want this to turn into a flame war but a lot of people of think that the media is corrupt. For example they think that our media portraits not the truth but what the government commands them to show or hide.
But WHY..Why people started thinking that media is corrupt ?
Lets say there are a couple of TV News channels corrupt but how about the others?
Information allows people to scrutinise activity and is the basis for proper, informed debate on that activity. In this context, the contribution demanded by the public to journalists is clear:
Providing the public timely and accurate information on the affairs of government, business and special interests, without any omission or commission, biased or prejudiced, this way the media can shape the climate of democratic debate and help the establishments and maintenance of good governance.
But despite of serious efforts whats happening over here is clearly visible to public..Stories against stories, stories to raise an image, stories to malign an image..the story list goes on.. apart from these today Corruption exists within the structure of media organisations and in the way journalists carry out their reporting tasks. Many engage in a host of corrupt practices, ranging from ‘chequebook journalism’ to news tailored to suit advertising or commercial needs.
Many Journalists’ condemn such corrupt activities, but the reality of the profession does not mirror its aspirations, especially when journalists resort to accepting payment in order to make ends meet. the practice of freebies is well established. Journalists enjoy free air travel from airlines and hospitality at hotels and then portray glowing Travel Tours. Members of media organisations often expect hotels and meals to be complimentary when they attend press conferences; they even count on sponsors to provide gifts. Such practices have a direct effect on media coverage, While bribes may be small, they can influence the story the journalists or media houses broadcasts.
It is high time The news media industry must scrutinize and examine its actions, motives and beliefs, it must be a deep and painful self-analysis as it tackles an issue that is not openly talked about—corruption in its own ranks.
What was the response of our media to the entire episode?
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Posted by Ravinar at 1/08/2013 04:00:00 AM
Media Witch Hunting
This is a picture of woman being beaten up by a mob as you can plainly see. Her clothes have been torn by the mob as you can plainly see. Her name is Uma Khurana. She was a school teacher till LiveIndia accused her of running a sex-racket with school girls in a fake sting in August 2007. LiveIndia’s editor at that time was none other than Sudhir Chaudhary. The same guy has recently acquired more fame in the Jindal-Zeeextortion sting. The fake sting not only damaged Uma Khurana personally, professionally and socially but also physically. She filed a case against LiveIndia but they may have settled it out of court later.
TV channels don’t seem to learn. Still, a certain form of witch hunting continues on TV.
Posted by Ravinar at 10/30/2012 on media crooks
Subject: Delhi gang rape
2. Have you derided the political insensitivity?
3. Have you said, oh, everyone is talking about Modi and no one cares about the Delhi gang rape?
4. Have you applauded Jaya Bachchan for breaking down in Parliament after insisting she have her say?
5. Have you handed out certificates to the last word on rape to someone who is sitting in a posh office and writing about it, just as I am doing now?
6. Have you signed a petition?
“I have done none of these. There is a half-written piece. And I look around and see the same old riding-the-bandwagon of a media-propped tragedy”.
- Why Does Media Want to Give Delhi Rape Victim a Name? (newamericamedia.org)
- Father of New Delhi rape victim: Tell the world my daughter’s name (washingtonpost.com)
- Demand for revealing her name grows (thehindu.com)
- Disinformation Tactics: The Methods Used To Keep You In The Dark (truth11.com)
- Media that made news in 2012 (indianprforum.wordpress.com)
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