A Tribute to Journalists

Frankly, I am a great Critic of media personnel, particularly of the TV kind. Again speaking frankly, though I have found one or two ‘Talking Sense,’ in the sense of Impartial reporting, I have found them presumably pressurized back into taking the ‘Channel owner’s’ stand!

For all that, We come across Fearless Reporters who have risked Life and Limb in the service of Good and Honest Journalism.

The first name I would like to mention in this regard is that of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, though he was not exactly a journalist. I found his ‘One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich‘ absolutely captivating.

aleksandr-solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist, historian, and critic of Soviet totalitarianism, 1918-2008.

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Very Recently, India has seen no less than Two Journalists Burnt, to Death, because of the Subjects of their Investigation.

1. Sandip Kothari, journalist, investigated and reported on Mining Irregularities in Madhya Pradesh.

 Journalist burnt to death

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/mp-journalist-burnt-to-death-by-mining-mafia-three-held/

2. Jagendra Singh, journalist in Uttar Pradesh. Burnt at home, later succumbed to Burns.

Jagendra-singh journo burnt death UP 2015

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-journalist-burnt-alive-why-did-they-burn-me-asked-jagendra-singh-lying-on-hospital-bed-2095130

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Journalist-burnt-alive-UP-minister-cops-charged/articleshow/47607739.cms

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This post is a Tribute to All such Brave Men and Women of the Esteemed profession.

4 comments

  1. Its plain murder! Very obviously, they were onto a righteous path with loads of distasteful info loaded against politicians.
    Unfortunately, the latter will literally get away with murder.

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      • You are VERY RIGHT, my Dear Sweety, in saying that the Divine expects Us to be as His Instruments of Justice, Love and Peace.

        About the enemy being So vast, etc, that is a trap that the enemy wants to set to for Us.

        IT IS FOR US TO ACT! AND THAT IS THE MESSAGE OF THE GEETHA!

        Nishkaama Karma would also mean Acting without thinking about the Outcome!

        Love. 🙂

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