Comments on: Moral brigade, media trials and law Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: nara Sat, 15 May 2010 03:18:33 +0000 Media today need to get over its obsession with the reporting and highlighting of the negative and the controversial. It need to focus more on development and constructive issues. I have discussed on this need for an image make-over in my blog 4/the-mosquito-syndrome/


By: AnkitMahapatra Wed, 05 May 2010 05:53:15 +0000 We first need to evaluate the result of so called high profile cases or even pithy ones lying in the court without media intervention.

Jessica Lal case reminds me of the Times of India’s famous headline – No One Killed Jessica – after all the accused were acquitted. Had media not intervened in a case like this, poor Jessica’s family would have kept groping. So why are we harping on intervention by media? Shouldn’t we be thankful to this fourth pillar of democracy which not only bails out the people, when it is the job of the local MLAS and MPS who these people have voted in.

It’s an irony that when laxity and inefficiency of administration is exposed in newspapers and on TV channels, we applaud. But, when the same media goes out of the way to represent people’s miseries and woes in the judicial system, they are blamed.

I agree that there are blacksheeps in each profession and that there are sever moral lapses committed by many famous TV anchors including one Mrs Dutt. But ones like her know how to play to the gallery and their clever dogmas cannot be generalised.

By: Kodinhi123 Tue, 04 May 2010 20:02:38 +0000 In the mad rush for viewership and TRPs, media is forced to forget the cardinal truths. Get noticed is the catch word of present day life and for media its the basis of survival. Market is for early birds and waiting for cross checking becomes suicidal for media.When only ‘hijackers’ get noticed….how media alone can stay away?