[AI] Bizzare incident
hpkotian at rbi.org.in
Tue Aug 7 03:07:12 EDT 2007
This is a posting by our member appearing in Hindustan Times.
Vir Sanghvi in No news is bad news (Counterpoint, July
justifiably warned the media to impose
self-regulations before the
government steps in with
guidelines. When you start competing to be number one,
ethics are bound to suffer. We find several TV
channels claiming to be
No. 1 and every
channel flashing the 'Breaking News' ticker tape even
if the event in
question is a perfectly normal one. The media should
like the corporate
sector where everyone is racing to reach the top.
RD Singh, Jammu
The Media plays an important role in a democracy
which is why it is
called the 'fourth estate'. However, as Vir Sanghvi
news-making is being
overtaken by crass commercialisation. A code of
journalists is the order of the day. Also, the focus
towards developmental journalism
from the Page 3 culture that has set in, especially in
the metros. The
press is the opinion of the public and it should rise
to the challenge
public opinion in the right direction.
Poonam Guha, Kalyan
It is shameful that the TV channels have never dwelt
discriminatory system of education imposed upon us.
Has any news
channel highlighted the precarious
condition of blind students? Has the media ever
brought to public
attention that they have no access to libraries? It is
the likes of Shilpa
Shetty get so much coverage while the real issues are
overlooked. What a shame.
Shadab Husain, Lucknow
Pulling up a journalist for conducting the cash for
operation is unjustified. The Chief Justice of India
in the judiciary.
Shamim Uddin Ansari, Ghaziabad
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