Free press and freedom of speech and expression causing harm to national security?

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  1. Yusuf

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    Watching the various "national" news channels, esp a report by Burkha Dutt on NDTV and also a "debate" on it later on, i feel that some of the reporting, the way it is reported and expressed borders on being absolutely counter to national interest. You may want to call it being "unbiased" but then it does not seem so to me. It seems more like adding fuel to the fire and to get some eye balls. The government has to come out and regulate such reporting which directly has a bearing on national security and integrity. The way Burkha Dutt was trying to make a villain out of the children being killed and hurt, it was like as if snipers have been deployed by the CRPF to particularly target little children and kill them. What business do the children have in being in troubled areas? What were their parents doing? If there is a curfew in place why did they venture out? But the stupid news channels want to pin it all the security forces and show sympathy with the rioters and arsonists. Times Now and IBN is no different. The constant images being beemed all the time is completely from what the small bunch of ISI sponsored rioters which makes it look as if the entire population of Kashmir is on the protest. This is in the long term likely to fuel more fire and get even those Kashmiris who are pretty peaceful and going about their business think a war is going on against Kashmiris and will take to protest.

    The media themselves have to regulate themselves or the government should step in. Freedom of press and speach and expression cannot be taken for granted at the expense of national interests, security and integrity.
     
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    Its a classic two-sided sword as it is called. However, any regulation by a higher authority will call for some fundamental changes in constitution as unless it won't be accepted. I don't think India is ready for that either. Non-ruling parties will oppose in any context...
     
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    Seeing that Barkah Dutt report where i felt she was just a tear drop away i felt it was a big show from her to show her "human" side to the whole thing. Does she even realize the gravity of the matter? How it all effects the morale of the security forces? 1250 soldiers have been injured in the last 2 months by the "harmless" stone pelters. Why doesnt she to to them in the hospitals to see what these "children" with stones are doing?

    I was so angry seeing all that non sense on the news channel that i wanted to slap her.
     
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    Nicely pointed Yusuf.

    I would like to bring to notice about the 26/11 and how the handler operates the terrorist by watching the news channels and after the GoI asked them not air the news up datedly. News Channels are making a good business at the cost of national interest, a sad phenomenon but what can be done when they are earning lot of money from it.
     
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    Even now those pictures taken are going to be used by ISI/LeT/PA as propaganda to further brainwash terrorists against India. The media is presenting only one side of the story and that is not from the side of India? Anti National? i say YES.
     
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    She think she is a human and armed forces are demons.

    1250 men are injured by these fanatic *ss h*les and this b*tch coming in support for their case. Better pack her to another country outside india.

    The importance they giving for the TRP they are giving for the fellow citizens who are dying to protect this b*tch, you, me and all son of this nation.
     
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    Freedom of speech and expression should never be blocked...but there should be a limit to what the media can run
     
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    NDTV, CNN-IBN and Time of India are news outlets which carry the propaganda of western powers. And journalists like Barka Dutt, Sagarika Ghose, Rajdeep Sardesai are some of the journalists who work against the national interests be it kashmir, be it nuclear deal, be it Indo-pakistan ties. These are the fifth column of India who try to force the propaganda of west on Indians.

    Barka Dutt (BD)is epitome of fifth column of India. Your outrage against BD is also share by many others. She is known to put up false emotions and dramabazi to get the people speak. Here is a blog written on BDs antics

     
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    No one is blocking it. Being a democracy we pride ourselves on free press and freedom of speech. But looking at whats going on and how the media is more or less helping the ISI and their goons in Kashmir, its hurting.
     
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    Just go to NDTV, CNN-IBN you will see only one sided story of children getting killed. No body asks the question that "What the eff they are doing in rioting and arson (I would not call it protest)"?. It hs been known that there is existence of stone-pelting cartels in the valley who are given money to instigate the riot,arson and damage of public property and injuring security forces. Why there is no coverage on these from these channels. Its not journalism its called Yellow journalism pandering to the interest of anti-national forces.

    But, unfortunately we cannot suppress the freedom and expression of the media. We can only hope the there is enough awareness among the population to call this kind of journalism bluff. I usually avoid NDTV, ToI etc as a matter of principle for this very same reason.
     
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    Isn't tha CNN IBN's host Sgarika gosh was shouting Azadi Azadi and is it it time to give kashmir freedom bulshit during amarnath campaign in 2008 on her TV.And now its the NDTV's turn. well the agenda behind this was to gauge mood of the indian public on kashmir.These are the trial balloon floated in air by UPA govt. it did so even in 2008 to move forward on mushy's kashmir formula.UPA cleverly use media to check and change public mood on various contentious issues kashmir is one,verdict on bhopal was other and then the nuke liability bill.everytime trial balloons were floated if public mood was found to be receptive agenda was pushed through.

    BTW kashmiri stone throwers for whom barkha dutt has so much sympathy lets see what they think about her......

    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article530876.ece
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    Isnt that was Barkha who was responsible for killing of TOI jouno during 26/11 when she telecasted that jurnos call to her live on TV and then pointed to the window of the room in which jurno was hiding.She is the most irresponsible reporter in whole media faternity.Another one comes to mind is sagrika ghosh,karan thapar,sidharth varadrajan(u can excuse him for writing against india at he is usa citizen)
     
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    Each fundamental right and freedom of speech and thoughts are accompanied by greater responsibility.But then media persons flush down those responsibility down the toilet.When Govt does eavesdropping/snooping or phone tapping media shouts violation of fundamental rights but then what happens to media when they do tehelka like scoops by recording people on hidden camera and telecasting it.then they dont remember violation of fundamental rights.Same media goes overboard conducts the open court trial as happened in arushi's case.Are freedom of speech and fundamental rights are just for media person.Did same barkha dutt gagged the blogger by threatening him with court case when he blogged against her irresponsible blogging on 26/11.Didnt same barkha dutt made a program we the people trying to gag bloggers from writing against her.She went tooth and nail after blogs in program.
     
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    The problem in india is media is totally leftists.They are the biggest sympathizer of terrorists maoists.JNU is full of such types.wasnt there a story after dantewada attack on CRPF men these JNU guys were celebrating the killings on campus.These leftist media men carry an agenda like that of arundhati roy showing maoist with bow and arrow against the repressive state with guns.or the likes of barkha who creates sympathy with her lopsided reporting as yusuf pointed out. One thing is that these leftist media never condemn terror attacks like pakistani public who never condemn taliban attack.instead they try to show terrorists as people oppressed by the state.
     
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    She likes to go to Kargil and report the war "live" behind a wall of soldiers. I wonder why there aren't any Burkha Dutt lookalikes in Srinagar covering the "live" stone peltings. Oh! Wait, she wouldn't look good on TV with a nice big bump on her head now would she?
     
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    We need something like FOX NEWS in india . these left wingers are working overtime to destroy this nation.
    I mean barkha dutt wants a special kashmir envoy. these kind of ideas can only prop up in those leftists minds.
     
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    Ah kargil....i forgot....didnt Then COAS gen.V.P.malik said once that she was responsible for death of some solider coz she telecasted live indian artillery positions.I think Ray sir can clear this if its rumor or truth.
     
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    The freedom of the media and of the private citizen is essential. That, I think, can't be curtailed.

    However, the freedom to travel to certain areas can be restricted in the interest of national security.

    By default, most citizens are leftist, at least in the formation of public opinion on issues of economy and politics. So, with an unrestrained media such as ours, most channels will tend to have that slant.


    But some of the stuff they report is just bullshit. The news yesterday, for example, that tissue paper for the Commonwealth Games was being bought at R.3750 per roll. Well, turns out the R.3750 was for a box of 100 rolls, so the cost of each roll was R.37.50.

    It's shit like that that pisses me right off. On the other hand, they've ensured that public corruption has been brought out into the open, even if it is sometimes, blatantly, exaggerated - the issue of R.2800 cr.worth of foodgrains rotting outside PDC's is a case in point.
     
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    There should be no curtailment of media. But any wrong reporting should be vehemntly charged with and action taken. Either under defamation laws or even criminal laws for wrong reporting.

    For example, here is a FIR against Headlines Today
    J&K police registers case against pvt television news channel
    http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfe...ainst-pvt-television-news-channel/200613.html
    Srinagar, Aug 4 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case against a private television news channel for airing a report about alleged desertion in police force in Pulwama district, a report which was vehemently denied by the Government. The case was registered against "Headlines Today" which had aired a news item about desertion in police force including senior officials in Pulwama district of South Kashmir. The case has been booked under section 500 (defamation), section 505 (2) (circulating rumour or alarming news aimed at creating enmity) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of Ranbir Penal Code. When contacted the channels executives in Delhi declined to comment saying they would await full information on the issue. This is the second case registered against a private television news channel by the Jammu and Kashmir police in less than a month. Earlier, a case was registered against NewsX for airing a wrong news about death of a person in Pulwama district. This led to a widespread arson in the area leading to injury of a Deputy Superintendent of Police.
     
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    Barkha Dutt whores her way mentally to extract headlines. That's why you'll see her just about anywhere, with just about anybody to make headlines. She builds this ambiance of convenience and comfort around her newsmaker to go about with her job, and that's what steps on many toes, especially larger national interests. Never really liked her style of reporting. She doesn't even have presentability to make up for that.

    Also, she's anti-competitive with other budding reporters in NDTV, when it comes to covering big news/events.
     

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