The televised coverage of western triumphalism divided the world into two hostile audiences – the victorious West and a humiliated Muslim world.
A hidden camera, when used for the purpose for exposing the machinery of corruption, is the only way a citizen can ring the alarm bells.
I want to cite in this column the number of stories or instances of how ethics is ceasing to be a factor in the functioning of India’s national media (TV, print and social). The media is getting increasingly partisan, its main focus shifting from pointing out facts to building perceptions.
Udwin not only indulged in flagrant illegalities by duping the Indian authorities but perpetrated an ‘artistic, journalistic or academic’ fraud on Indians. Firstly she never interviewed the main rapists.
The question is: why was the heroic work done by 37 Indian Naval ships in Sri Lanka, Aceh, Maldives and India’s eastern coast completely missed out by the global as well as the Indian media?
In his first six months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown considerable interest in foreign affairs. A multimedia outfit with a strong foreign affairs team, would raise Indian prestige enormously. And this, surely is the right time to start.