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In ‘An Extraordinary Life’, Sadguru Patil and Mayabhushan Nagvenkar write about how Parrikar’s image as a transparent leader was undone by his media restrictions.
The ‘Media Policy-2020’ comes in the backdrop of J&K Police filing FIRs against two journalists for their reporting and social media posts.
As with Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America, India faces a ‘fire-hosing of falsehood’. Mere fact-checking won’t defeat it.
When Modi delivered his lockdown speech and announced a Rs 20-lakh crore package for India, many TV anchors felt their chests swell with patriotic pride.
Journalists may have protective gear, but social distancing is an impossibility — whether we are reporting from hospitals or hostels or shelters.
Ambedkar considered the criticism he received from what he called the Congress press as a reflex of the hatred of Hindus for the untouchables.
Rather than reporting on the horrors, editors chose to search for human-interest angle, digging up cases that raised legal issues yet might be a fun read.
TV news is normally the butt of our unkindest jokes or violent outrage. It’s time to recognise that it finally did its duty during India’s coronavirus outbreak.
A billion-plus people expect us to be around, watching, reporting, editing, recording this for posterity, blowing the whistle on injustices and state failures.
Previous policy was formulated before the explosion of TV channels and digital media platforms, and now the Army wants to liberalise it and remove ambiguity.