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[NDTV Ban] Is it right? Share your view/frustration/support.

edited November 2016 in Current Affairs
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  • freedom of press but reasonable restrictions under freedom of speech and expression is quite important in this case.
    particularly when we talk about reasonable restrictions like incuring hatred/violence etc is understandbl but this is a live example to maintain national security.
    one of the reasons for 26/11 failure was access to info by pak based terrorist to guide their counterparts based on media info.
    but again the issue comes whethe such an outright ban in present day world is considerate...it ws very much opposed even in british times when tilak n vernacular acts etc used to curtail the freeedom of press
    but here we need to place a precedent , it should nt b taken as curtailing its freedom since the issue is par judgemntal
    best option is self regulatory freedom by press itself which is yet to come...
    it will matter in the end...definitely..
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  • This sets a dangerous precedent ,that's all that I have to say.
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  • #Dance Of Democracy

    FROM TOI :- " There are four critical points that need to be made on the NDTV hullabaloo: the government’s decision to take NDTV India "off air" was erroneous, the government’s defense on Saturday was unconvincing, the reaction by the media to this decision is overblown and dramatic and the media coverage on terror attacks is very often insensitive and thoughtless. All four are true and need to be measured in when engaging in a debate on this."

    FROM HINDU :- http://thehindu.com/news/national/ndtv-india-ban-a-security-issue-says-parrikar/article9309935.ece
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  • Do I like NDTV? No because of its leaning towards Congress

    Do I support the ban? Absolutely Not
    A bizarre order to gag media.

    I HATE Zee TV because it has become a propaganda channel for BJP. But in future, even if Congress comes to power and orders a ban on Zee, I will still oppose the ban.

    No matter what, media should be free.
    The day we decided, that the worth of an individual was determined by their performance in an examination, was the day Education failed us.
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  • @Jaime_Lannister @Neyawn @pizza @merc_benz @kadduu @mission Put your views

    #Desh Jaanna chahta hai :/
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  • Yes. It is right!
    An Ounce of Action Is Worth a Ton of Theory
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  • I think other channels also cover terror attacks in same way, so why just target only ndtv?
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  • fcckfk said:

    I think other channels also cover terror attacks in same way, so why just target only ndtv?

    Right bro.
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  • Do I like NDTV? No because of its leaning towards Congress

    Do I support the ban? Absolutely Not
    A bizarre order to gag media.

    I HATE Zee TV because it has become a propaganda channel for BJP. But in future, even if Congress comes to power and orders a ban on Zee, I will still oppose the ban.

    No matter what, media should be free.

    When I was in my grads. The first Hindi channel that I used to watch was ndtv India
    I found that pretty liberal, neutral and a lot of good debates at that time was there.
    I don't know what's the situation of today
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  • Very happy with this ban. Enough is enough with channels putting security forces at risk with their nosey reporting. Not everything can be about money and viewership. I hope they learn a lesson or the government should teach them a harder lesson. They should be made to apologise on their own channel for the thing they are being punished for.
    Dead and departed player. RIP.
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  • Press is watchdog of Government and Policy makers and any attempt to Gag or contain it outrightly points towards inability of policy makers to handle criticism and feedback, particularly in a country with Democratic ethos, not just at Constitutional level but in all aspects of Governance.

    Political affinity of electronic and print press is a well known fact. And this is the apple of all discord. Leaning towards or weaning away from the ruling Government gives rise to serious ethical loopholes in fair reporting. Some channels outrightly seem to be agents of Government...while some are totally hell bent on kicking Government :lol:

    Now coming to the issue whether Government is right or wrong in banning. At first gagging voice in a democratic nation amounts to killing the spirit of democracy itself. This knee jerk reaction of Government is not for the issue of terror reporting alone. At myopic level it may seem so, but when the terror reporting of other channels was more or less of similar nature, it negates the charges forwarded. This reaction is culmination of several factors.

    Not naming the channel here (we all know which it is), has been a vocal critic of policies of Government and particularly the Kashmir and minority policies. Sometimes the reporting is heavily leaned in the favor of separtist and anti state elements. This is without doubt detrimental for national security and poses a fractured image of India as a nation to the world. Also it depicts India as a soft target for external insurgencies, in the wake of divided Nationalism. Here comes the need for unbiased reporting, not to be in the good books of Government :lol: but to be a reponsible press.

    Though the above can never be taken as an excuse to ban a channel..but it definitely brings forth the need of self regualtion of Press. Government should have let off this channel with a warning...and further this warning should be in form of guidelines as to what and what not during terror reporting.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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  • MISSION said:

    Press is watchdog of Government and Policy makers and any attempt to Gag or contain it outrightly points towards inability of policy makers to handle criticism and feedback, particularly in a country with Democratic ethos, not just at Constitutional level but in all aspects of Governance.

    Political affinity of electronic and print press is a well known fact. And this is the apple of all discord. Leaning towards or weaning away from the ruling Government gives rise to serious ethical loopholes in fair reporting. Some channels outrightly seem to be agents of Government...while some are totally hell bent on kicking Government :lol:

    Now coming to the issue whether Government is right or wrong in banning. At first gagging voice in a democratic nation amounts to killing the spirit of democracy itself. This knee jerk reaction of Government is not for the issue of terror reporting alone. At myopic level it may seem so, but when the terror reporting of other channels was more or less of similar nature, it negates the charges forwarded. This reaction is culmination of several factors.

    Not naming the channel here (we all know which it is), has been a vocal critic of policies of Government and particularly the Kashmir and minority policies. Sometimes the reporting is heavily leaned in the favor of separtist and anti state elements. This is without doubt detrimental for national security and poses a fractured image of India as a nation to the world. Also it depicts India as a soft target for external insurgencies, in the wake of divided Nationalism. Here comes the need for unbiased reporting, not to be in the good books of Government :lol: but to be a reponsible press.

    Though the above can never be taken as an excuse to ban a channel..but it definitely brings forth the need of self regualtion of Press. Government should have let off this channel with a warning...and further this warning should be in form of guidelines as to what and what not during terror reporting.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


    Eeee ka likh delees itna lamba. Par accha ba. B)
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  • merc_benz said:

    MISSION said:

    Press is watchdog of Government and Policy makers and any attempt to Gag or contain it outrightly points towards inability of policy makers to handle criticism and feedback, particularly in a country with Democratic ethos, not just at Constitutional level but in all aspects of Governance.

    Political affinity of electronic and print press is a well known fact. And this is the apple of all discord. Leaning towards or weaning away from the ruling Government gives rise to serious ethical loopholes in fair reporting. Some channels outrightly seem to be agents of Government...while some are totally hell bent on kicking Government :lol:

    Now coming to the issue whether Government is right or wrong in banning. At first gagging voice in a democratic nation amounts to killing the spirit of democracy itself. This knee jerk reaction of Government is not for the issue of terror reporting alone. At myopic level it may seem so, but when the terror reporting of other channels was more or less of similar nature, it negates the charges forwarded. This reaction is culmination of several factors.

    Not naming the channel here (we all know which it is), has been a vocal critic of policies of Government and particularly the Kashmir and minority policies. Sometimes the reporting is heavily leaned in the favor of separtist and anti state elements. This is without doubt detrimental for national security and poses a fractured image of India as a nation to the world. Also it depicts India as a soft target for external insurgencies, in the wake of divided Nationalism. Here comes the need for unbiased reporting, not to be in the good books of Government :lol: but to be a reponsible press.

    Though the above can never be taken as an excuse to ban a channel..but it definitely brings forth the need of self regualtion of Press. Government should have let off this channel with a warning...and further this warning should be in form of guidelines as to what and what not during terror reporting.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


    Eeee ka likh delees itna lamba. Par accha ba. B)
    :lol: :lol:
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  • Doesn't it seem that "national security" has become a very convenient tool for govt? With this tool , govt can gag media, apply seditious charges on opponents, kill undertrials accused of terrorism. Once you bring national security in discussion, everything seems to be justified.
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  • fcckfk said:

    Doesn't it seem that "national security" has become a very convenient tool for govt? With this tool , govt can gag media, apply seditious charges on opponents, kill undertrials accused of terrorism. Once you bring national security in discussion, everything seems to be justified.

    So what is the answer? Should national security never be invoked??? Nobody here is pure and pristine. Everyone is trying to preach to others what they do not follow. Media is easy target. Obviously they'll get punished. It comes with the territory. They should stop complaining and do as said.
    Dead and departed player. RIP.
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  • MISSION said:

    Press is watchdog of Government and Policy makers and any attempt to Gag or contain it outrightly points towards inability of policy makers to handle criticism and feedback, particularly in a country with Democratic ethos, not just at Constitutional level but in all aspects of Governance.

    Political affinity of electronic and print press is a well known fact. And this is the apple of all discord. Leaning towards or weaning away from the ruling Government gives rise to serious ethical loopholes in fair reporting. Some channels outrightly seem to be agents of Government...while some are totally hell bent on kicking Government :lol:

    Now coming to the issue whether Government is right or wrong in banning. At first gagging voice in a democratic nation amounts to killing the spirit of democracy itself. This knee jerk reaction of Government is not for the issue of terror reporting alone. At myopic level it may seem so, but when the terror reporting of other channels was more or less of similar nature, it negates the charges forwarded. This reaction is culmination of several factors.

    Not naming the channel here (we all know which it is), has been a vocal critic of policies of Government and particularly the Kashmir and minority policies. Sometimes the reporting is heavily leaned in the favor of separtist and anti state elements. This is without doubt detrimental for national security and poses a fractured image of India as a nation to the world. Also it depicts India as a soft target for external insurgencies, in the wake of divided Nationalism. Here comes the need for unbiased reporting, not to be in the good books of Government :lol: but to be a reponsible press.

    Though the above can never be taken as an excuse to ban a channel..but it definitely brings forth the need of self regualtion of Press. Government should have let off this channel with a warning...and further this warning should be in form of guidelines as to what and what not during terror reporting.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


    @mission this is over participation didaiye :naughty:
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  • In this technology driven age, I don't think media reporting will have any affect on national security. Every major power has satellite pointed towards crucial bases and installations of other countries. India also has RISAT and other military satellites which can pinpoint accurate position and movement of Pakistan and Chinese military and I believe so does Pakistan.

    Terrorist don't need Indian media to tell them the locations and movement of army personnels. They have their sources in Pakistan. So under this garb of "national security", gag order is unjust and is clearly politically motivated
    The day we decided, that the worth of an individual was determined by their performance in an examination, was the day Education failed us.
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  • the_hindu said:

    MISSION said:

    Press is watchdog of Government and Policy makers and any attempt to Gag or contain it outrightly points towards inability of policy makers to handle criticism and feedback, particularly in a country with Democratic ethos, not just at Constitutional level but in all aspects of Governance.

    Political affinity of electronic and print press is a well known fact. And this is the apple of all discord. Leaning towards or weaning away from the ruling Government gives rise to serious ethical loopholes in fair reporting. Some channels outrightly seem to be agents of Government...while some are totally hell bent on kicking Government :lol:

    Now coming to the issue whether Government is right or wrong in banning. At first gagging voice in a democratic nation amounts to killing the spirit of democracy itself. This knee jerk reaction of Government is not for the issue of terror reporting alone. At myopic level it may seem so, but when the terror reporting of other channels was more or less of similar nature, it negates the charges forwarded. This reaction is culmination of several factors.

    Not naming the channel here (we all know which it is), has been a vocal critic of policies of Government and particularly the Kashmir and minority policies. Sometimes the reporting is heavily leaned in the favor of separtist and anti state elements. This is without doubt detrimental for national security and poses a fractured image of India as a nation to the world. Also it depicts India as a soft target for external insurgencies, in the wake of divided Nationalism. Here comes the need for unbiased reporting, not to be in the good books of Government :lol: but to be a reponsible press.

    Though the above can never be taken as an excuse to ban a channel..but it definitely brings forth the need of self regualtion of Press. Government should have let off this channel with a warning...and further this warning should be in form of guidelines as to what and what not during terror reporting.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


    @mission this is over participation didaiye :naughty:
    lol :lol:
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  • fcckfk said:

    Doesn't it seem that "national security" has become a very convenient tool for govt? With this tool , govt can gag media, apply seditious charges on opponents, kill undertrials accused of terrorism. Once you bring national security in discussion, everything seems to be justified.

    So what is the answer? Should national security never be invoked??? Nobody here is pure and pristine. Everyone is trying to preach to others what they do not follow. Media is easy target. Obviously they'll get punished. It comes with the territory. They should stop complaining and do as said.
    national security is of paramount importance. But the govt policies of pitching community against community is in itself a grave threat to national security. For this govt assemanand is not threat to national security. Only afzal guru was.
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