I would like to make it clear at the outset that my objective is to engage with the ideas in the book, rather than providing a book review. I adopted a style to amalgamate sentences taken from the author and apply them to my own experience.
The entire history of war journalism is one of the journalists attempting to gain access to events in order to serve the public interest. The ability of reporters to follow unfolding events has a history as long as war journalism itself.
Context explains why hatred is being spewed instead of the oneness Ekatvam espoused. Now, this doesn’t mean people should go out to Tanishq stores asking store owners to forcefully write an apology or belch out with such hostility online
The media is used and manipulated according to the whims of the government. Regarding the Hathras rape case, the media acted as one of the major trigger factors.
A Foucauldian understanding of power and media can be a silver lining since, unlike Chomsky, power to Foucault and the construction of knowledge can come from multiple sources
Indian media’s biggest project for the past 3-4 years now has been the derationalizing of Indian Minds.
Would she have been vilified in the same way had she been a saree clad weeping woman mourning her lover’s suicide with religious rituals?
It is the tension between the promise and the reality of democracy, that provides the space for the intervention of what we call the media.
Sensationalism, politicization, electoral agenda and harassing a woman for months — is this the kind of justice we want to give Sushant?
SSR’s untimely passing provided an opportunity for the country to have a serious discussion on what mental illness looks like and feels like.
Persecuting journalists in the name of curbing terrorism sounds ludicrous. ‘Media repression’ is not a panacea for the grim scenario of Jammu and Kashmir.
Democracy stands upon four pillars, namely legislature, executive, judiciary, and media. But what will happen if one of them is demolished? Indeed, it will collapse. This is precisely what is happening to the world’s largest democracy. It is evident from the press freedom index report released by Reporters Without Borders that the condition of Indian media is…