Fake news about the UAE crown prince chanting ‘Jai Siya Ram’ was used by TV channels to hard-sell Modi’s image to his domestic constituency. But such misreporting is likely to rebound on India.
The news channel has been asked to apologise for a programme they aired in 2016 wherein they referred to Raza and other poets as members of the ‘Afzal Premi Gang’.
A roundup of the most telling instances where mainstream media was caught reporting fake news.
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The standing committee on information technology closely deals with issues that concern the media and broadcasting sector.
The Hindi news channel has been asked to apologise for a programme they aired in 2016 where they referred to various people, including Raza, as members of the ‘Afzal Premi Gang’.
Today’s hyper-nationalism is the consequence of a challenged identity riven with doubts. Sport is an important component in this project, used to demand the persecution of our threats on and off the field.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s Public Editor.
“Was it pressure from from the government that does not want any view critical of its failing policy of violence in Kashmir? “
Noted poet Gauhar Raza has lodged a complaint with Zee News for labelling him an anti-national, and has sought a corrigendum, public apology and compensation of one crore rupees from the channel.
An interview with well-known poet-scientist Gauhar Raza on being labelled an ‘anti-national’ by Zee News.
In a moving letter of resignation from Zee News, journalist Vishwa Deepak accuses the channel of “toeing the government’s line” on JNU and “pushing towards ruin the careers, dreams and families of several students”.
Issues like nationalism and separatism are perfect fodder for television channels since they offer an opportunity to drive social media shares and ratings