West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, that great upholder of freedom of expression—think of cartoonists, college students, farmers and others who have been called “Maoists”—has some words of advice for journalists.
Media creates “news pollution“, according to her; media spreads “canards and exaggerates negative news“; media “glorifies rape“. Therefore it should do the nine things that Mail Today lists.
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Pls don’t take Mamata’s commandments in black & white. Some of them are point for serious pondering for the media– pls look at Nos. 2, 4, 5 & 9
in some way and for certain situations, these cautions are not out of place.