1 March 2016
In an article contribution by Professor Mohan J. Dutta, Head of the Department of Communications and New Media, he reflected on the media portrayal of the pro-Kashmiri protest at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) that took place in February 2016.
Prof Dutta noted that the role of the media in shaping the national discourse over the last two weeks offers an opportunity for widespread discussion among media workers and media scholars on the ethical responsibilities of media in a democracy. He highlighted that when the profit-driven agendas of the media and the control of the state are aligned, the role of the media become antithetical to the spirit of democracy. He opined that serious discussions are needed about media ownership, media accountability and state repression in India.
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