Thursday, June 19, 2008

TV Yalli Hoda Maana...

In spite of all the outrage on speculative writing in the media, some newspapers/ websites/ visual media continue to write/ air rumours, write articles in bad taste. One such example is a cartoon in Prajavani today. It criticizes the honourable CM of a state. Sick minds in blogging world too fall prey to the recent trend...and reproduce it in their blogs...if the media does it for TRP, bloggers do it for Hits...and ultimately revenue from ads...We do not want to publish the abovementioned cartoon, but click the link to see what we are referring to...
# “He has got an MA in sociology but what has he chosen to do?” questioned a headline in the Manipal edition of Udayavani, referring to Atul Rao, the aide of Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat, even when no one knew the facts behind his role in her death.
And Udayavani wrote as if it was an established case of ‘Kidnap’ even after home minister V.S. Acharya’s own admission that it was a ‘half-kidnap’ case. He is yet to clarify what that ‘half’ really is. What was Udayavani’s source or motive in pronouncing prematurely that it was a case of kidnap?
# A Kannada Prabha report summarily suggested that it was a murder. On what basis?
#Vijaya Karnataka’s reporter questioned Padmapriya’s decision to discard “a life in which she had wealth and prestige”. “Idella bekitte (was all this required?)” he asks. How did the reporter know that the woman was happy in her marriage?
# The Hindu, of all the newspapers, found it fit to publish every word that Padmapriya’s mother uttered while grieving in front of her young daughter’s body, that too with the wrong translation from Tulu. These are the words every bereaved parent in such a situation would utter. Should they be published verbatim? Et tu, Hindu?
# Deccan Herald and Praja Vani are sister publications produced in the same building but while the English paper said Atul was an engineering diploma holder who resigned from his government job and did civil contracts, the Kannada paper report said Atul did his MA, continued in his government job and did contracts in his wife’s name. (However, it is also a fact the best matter-of-fact reports were filed by the Delhi bureau of these two newspapers.)
# All Kannada newspapers in their esteemed judgment started addressing Atul in the singular from day one while the police still maintained that he was only a witness and not an accused.
RELATED ARTICLE: Role of Politicians and Media in Padmapriya Tragedy, Posted on June 16th, 2008, by naavi in All News, India News
"Police need a thorough training in handling media relations.. how to keep the paparazies (News vultures) at bay without derailing their investigations and embarrassing their bosses…It is time for action for media training of the Police."
Also read a Tulu Writeup...


ಗುರುರಾಜ ಕೊಡ್ಕಣಿ said...

ಡಾ. ವಿ ಎಸ್ ಅಚಾರ್ಯರವರಿಗೆ ನಮಸ್ಕಾರಗಳು.ಈ ವಿಷಯ ತಮ್ಮಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಸ್ತ್ತಾಪಿಸುವುದು ಎಷ್ಟು ಸರಿಯೋ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ.ಆದರೂ ಹೇಳಲು ಇಷ್ಟ ಪಡುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಸರ್,ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ರೈತರ ರಸ ಗೊಬ್ಬರ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಯನ್ನು ಶೀಘ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪರಿಹರಿಸಿ.ಈಗಾಗಲೇ ಎರಡು ಸಾವುಗಳು ಸ೦ಭವಿಸಿವೆ.ಅಲ್ಲದೇ ಬಡತನದ ಬೇಗೆಯಿ೦ದ ತೀವ್ರ ಹತಾಶಗೊ೦ಡ ಬಡ ರೈತರು ತಮ್ಮ ಸಾವಿನಿ೦ದ ಪರಿಹಾರ ಧನ ಸಿಕ್ಕು ಮನೆಯವರಾದರೂ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿರಲೆ೦ಬ ಆಸೆಯಿ೦ದ ಸಾಯಲೂ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸಬಹುದು.ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಈ ರೀತಿ ಆಗುವುದನ್ನು ತಪ್ಪ್ಸಿಸಿ

mukund said...

yes sir i agree with you
it is unfortunate that due to mushrooming of channels many of the new news TV channels (because of compeitation) and wanting for some news are sensitising and prolonging many personal issues-which has its own effect both to the individual and to the society

There should be freedom for the 4th estate but they should not misuse the same,instead there should be acrredation for news channels and we need journalists not mere un-trained reporters

could we have the email id of Dr Acharya

Anonymous said...

It is fantastic article
- Raghavendra

Anonymous said...

Everybody should read this article especially TV9 journos