Does media follow unethical, biased journalism?

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Published: Sunday, November 21, 2010, 18:05 [IST]
 

New Delhi, Nov 21: When Indian media enjoys to follow several unethical reports like 2G Spectrum, A Raja incident and many others, a tape submitted to the Supreme Court revealed the "unethical and biased" journalism of some well-known media personalities.

Well-known anchor of a national television channel (NDTV), allegedly Barkha Dutt and the other, a former editor, columnist and TV personality, allegedly Vir Sanghvi were caught in a trap recently, the Pioneer reported.

Recently Open Magazine also came up with a cover story on the issue, where they posted the conversation of the tape.

According the report, Income Tax officials in 2009 authorised tapping of telephones of several persons, including Niira Radia, who runs several public relations and consultancy companies.

However, during that tenure in May 2009, communication-breakdown was reported between the DMK and the Congress on the allocation of telecom ministries.

The tape, which was submitted in the SC on Nov 15, revealed conversations between Radia and other personalities like Ratan Tata, Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi and many other media personalities.

As NEWSPost India reported, in one conversation sounded like Barkha Dutt and Radia, the speakers discussed how to mediate and shape the dialogue between Congress and their tainted DMK over the telecom portfolio.

The speaker allegedly Barkha Dutt asked the other person, "Tell me what should I tell them?"

However, defying all charges against Dutt, NDTV spokesperson claimed, "These are unsubstantiated, baseless and defamatory allegations and we reserve the right to take appropriate action."

In another instance, Radia was allegedly caught in conversation with Hindustan Times reporter Vir Sanghvi about the media coverage of Ambani brothers' agreement on RIL and RNRL as per the direction of the Bombay High Court in 2009.

In this conversation, the speaker, who sounded like Sanghvi asked, "What kind of story you want?"

So, here the question raised that why should we follow such media personalities, who are supposed to do "ethical" journalism. Media is should carry unbiased journalism.

Citing these reports, share your comments with us that whether should we boycott NDTV and Hindustan Times till Barkha Dutt and Vir Sanghvi resign?

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