Media coverage

It is, no doubt, the media's duty to keep people informed of the happenings. But at what cost? When fellow human beings are fighting for lives, journalists, especially television journalists, go hunting for news. They exaggerate the situation, compete with other news channels in reporting the number of dead and injured, question officials, and give unnecessary facts rather than focus on news. It is well known that it was the elaborate coverage of our media that helped the perpetrators of 26/11.

N. Merlin Depsy,


Every time a terror attack takes place, the media take on the government and criticise it for its inaction. But I don't think this is because they are angry with the government. In India, almost 50 farmers commit suicide every day and 3000 children die of malnutrition because of government inaction. But a terror attack gets more media attention because people are more interested in a bomb blast than a farmer's death. The media should show the same enthusiasm in highlighting the other serious problems too.

Pasumarthy Sanath Kumar,


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