Indian media breaks new barriers
Oly Banerjee, INN/Gwalior, @Infodeaofficial
Indian media has gained international attention over the years thanks to the complex and at times dynamic news stories emanating out of the country in the past many years, and thanks to the numerous news channels in the tv many of these channels are employing new and innovative techniques to stay in the limelight to grab the maximum trp ratings.
Modern technologies such as VFX,slick editing gadgets etc have resulted in the various news channels vying with each other to grab the attention of the Indian viewer.
Often times the news channels use devious methods and styles of presenting news which makes the viewer cringe in disgust and shock, and at times even sensitive information is leaked out to anti social elements in the name of presenting news as witnessed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks where sensitive operational details were leaked by certain news channels under the garb of doing their duty.
Another case in point is the case of wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, in which the news channels beamed alive all those information which the captured wing commander wanted to hide, pertaining to his home town etc.
Another case in point is the infant deaths of Muzzafarpur in Bihar, where in the hurry for sensationalising the tragedy, a lady journo from a private news channel went to the extent of disrupting the duties of the doctors by asking him questions in an intimidating manner.
During the period of demonitisation also many private news channels had a field day in dishing out false and unsubstantiated news stories leading to confusion amongst the viewers.
Even during the recently concluded lok sabha polls many private news channels were peddling fake and rumor mongering stories much to the chagrin of the viewers who vented out their anger in the social media.
So will the Indian private media learn its lesson and portray true and development based stories or will resort to the same old dirty tricks to gain better trp? time alone will reveal it.