Monday, February 29, 2016

RE: [IAC#RG] Sorry state of media in India

Perfectly correct. Add to this, the unseemly sight of TV channel discussions
becoming indecipherable due to cacophony of the participants. In 90%
discussions, the remark of one member is shouted down by some member or the
other & views of both are lost on the viewers while the Anchor remains a
mute spectator ! There is no effort by the Channels to rectify this serious
fault in telecast, and the whole episode becomes sham.


From the Desk of :
Justice Kamleshwar Nath
Up-Lokayukta ( Karnataka ),
Vice Chairman - C.A.T ( Allahabad ),
Judge - High Court ( Lucknow & Allahabad )
`Gunjan', C - 105, Niralanagar, Lucknow : 226 020. Uttar Pradesh, India
Landline : +91-522-2789033.
Mobile : +91-9415010746

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Purobi Ghosh
Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2016 9:40 AM
Subject: [IAC#RG] Sorry state of media in India

Dear friends,

I read and watch with unease the state of media in our country today.

Most of those from the fraternity opine, don't report, with scant research
to back them up. They are driven by a herd mentality.

Senior journalists write/speak on issues at random and keep silent on many
other critical stories which they should be writing/speaking on. Some are
heavily dictated by their publication/channel leanings or their private

The media creates hype at will, distorts stories and gives a handle to those
with vested interests. The partisan news and views influence politicians,
judiciary and legislating bodies.

I understand that the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) is a
private body and not a legal entity. The Press Club of India (PCI) is a
legal body and but yet to widen scope. The new Press Registration and Books
(PRB) Act, also, is yet to be passed. It still runs on the 1867 Act.

Such a situation poses immense threat to the nation and to the populace.

It is necessary to raise our voices against this situation and bring the
authenticity of news to an even keel. Something needs to be done.


Purobi Ghosh Mohan

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