This Cribb was sent by a concerned citizen.
Though Freedom of expression to media remains an important aspect for a democratic society, it must balance against fair reporting and right to privacy.
However, present day media overlooks all codes of conduct to sensationalize news stories to attract audience.
As we all know, crime stories are central to most forms of news media specially the television, certain channels as India T.V have constant coverage of murders, sexual violence and crimes of the type to enhance ratings.
To top it all, in the much covered Noida’s ‘Aarushi Talwar’ murder case, journalists are playing the role of being C.B.I agents as well, investigating and claiming to get the truth to the public or is it selective presentation of crispy information. Media cannot usurp the function of police or judiciary and deviate from its role of public reporting.
Can we forget the Adnan murder case where the teenager could have been saved, had the important information pertaining to investigations not leaked to the media?
I’m reminded of a quote, “I find television news channels very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book.”