Wednesday, September 2, 2015

"What We Want Is Not Less Journalism, But Better Journalism"

The viewpoint shared by Mr. Shashi Tharoor:


From the breathless and hysterical coverage inundating the Indian press and TV screens, you would scarcely realise that there isn't even proof that the charred remains are those of the missing woman, nor that evidence that a murder has even been committed rests entirely on hearsay.

Welcome to India's extraordinary media environment, in which the Fourth Estate serves simultaneously as witness, prosecutor, judge, jury and executioner. In ancient times, India put its accused through agni pariksha - a trial by fire; today, we put them through a trial by media.

No Indian democrat would call for censorship, or for controls on the free press: what we want is not less journalism, but better journalism.


Finally, an article that's worth reading / sharing.

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