Monday, September 04, 2006

Finally -The Electronic Media Monitoring Centre is set up!

This news item in the HT will make my friend who reads newspapers very happy. My friend has been advocating a strong approach to the news media and its poor behavior. Shri. Duggal, our Home Secretary has finally acted on a number of complaints he has been recieving. My friend will welcome this ofcourse, but I suspect that my friend would like an even stronger response, in the old days a few FERA cases would be put on the editors of the guilty newspapers - the idea being news can be made entertaining in a number of different ways!

The news media seems to be failing to grasp that their irresponsible behavior after the July 11 bombings has hit a raw nerve in the political class.

A regulatory agency will be established and if there is one more national security crisis the agency will start functioning by ordinance. The media may be able to create debate by tarring the Broadcast Bill, but they can't stop the government from acting in emergent situations.

While the media magnates may be unhappy, they know exactly who they have to thank for this latest gift from the GoI.

5 Comments:

At 10:41 AM, Blogger Anand K said...

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At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Big Brother" scare might cause some damage though.... Most of the DCH/PYT types are already on a high about "Soviet style regulation and mind control". Quite a number of blogs and mainstream articles raising this shtick.... but as you once noted here, people are far less willing to trust their own Govt than some windbag reading stuff of a teleprompter or a prima donna hollering on the street.


A K

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger mukunda said...

hi maverick,
1)excellent news at last.Frankly these days i have stopped reading newspapers,stopped watching NDTV,CNN-IBN. Advised my father to do same. There propaganda was touching gobblesque proportions.
2) You must be congratulated for repeatedly exposing these 2-bit nerds.
3) There must be harsher laws. One day when we meet each other, will tell you some personal experiences
while handling these media persons.

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maverick: updates?? Your stuff is most interesting.

SN

 
At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maverick: updates?? Your stuff is most interesting.

SN

 

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