Comments on: Role of the media in Jessica Lall case http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/role-of-the-media-in-jessica-lall-case/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Rituparna http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/role-of-the-media-in-jessica-lall-case/comment-page-1/#comment-13536 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:44:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3036#comment-13536 Hundreds of men and women in suburban India are victims of societal malaise everyday. The media does not highlight their plight. Often it gives precedence to glamour over mundane, uncomfortable reality of everyday life. Let’s not forget that it was a media sting operation that captured on camera a professor of Aligarh Muslim University having sex with a rickshawpuller. It led to his humiliating ouster and death. Largely the Indian media does work for that “perfect story” but on issues that threaten our sovereignty, they do come together as a daunting, cohesive machine.

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By: ToeKnee http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/role-of-the-media-in-jessica-lall-case/comment-page-1/#comment-13535 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:32:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3036#comment-13535 That may be so but at least in some cases, justice has been done. It’s better than justice denied all the time.

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By: shout http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/role-of-the-media-in-jessica-lall-case/comment-page-1/#comment-13533 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:28:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3036#comment-13533 instead of questioning why the media doesn’t take up every case, i think we can be thankful that at least justice is served in some

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By: SeethingLane http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2010/04/20/role-of-the-media-in-jessica-lall-case/comment-page-1/#comment-13531 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:07:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=3036#comment-13531 I think the English-speaking media has a valuable role to play. Even if India’s media circus can appear too over the top at times, it can help shine light on dark corners and has a role in holding the government and individuals to account.
Yes, perhaps there is a bias for what is described as PLUS or “People Like Us”, but it would be surprising if there wasn’t. They are mostly reporters from a certain background who cater to an audience of a certain background. And for every ice-cream seller, there are also examples of the English-speaking media sticking up for the have-nots.

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