Tuesday, October 02, 2007

" Murdochchisation" a

I have this from an informed source......

Why Climate Change is not being reported in mainstream Indian media....

Difficult to give a short answer. It is not only climate change only, Indian
mainstream media are not reporting much on social issues in depth. It has
something to do with the dominant business model of media industry, which
has gone through 'Murdochisation' worldwide!

Indian media mentions climate change only when they need to report
freak/extreme weather events. But it is more of a sensational term that adds
some zing to a otherwise boring story of weather. Natural calamity does not
evoke any emotion here anymore. It has also something to do with poor
science reportage in Indian media. End of the day the fact remains that
Indian media bosses/management never put much money into scientific capacity
building. On the other hand, reporting the politics of climate change
suffers as it cannot be simplified in terms of dialectic [one bad guy and
one good guy!] and more and more media, all over the world are shying away
from reporting complex events. There is also another problem... Climate
change is not a simple event and mired with a complex web of background that
consists of politics of science and politics of global governance. It needs
a lot of human resource investment for any writer/publisher to report it in
the right context. If anything is being reported, that is only because of
free ticket journalists get either from UN or from a donor country which
anyway has a lot to sell in India!

And hence... I cannot give you any website that can be checked regularly for
reportage of climate change!

Any suggestions .....


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At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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