Assam Media: High time you Practice Ethical Journalism

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Assam Media: High time you Practice Ethical Journalism

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Bipasa Saikia started this petition to News Broadcasters Association (Broadcast Council of India)

Journalism is not about journalists giving their opinions about other people. Journalism is about journalists stating facts and making the people aware of things in the society. However, since the past eight to ten years we have been noticing a trend in the Assamese media where self proclaimed journalists go out and sexually objectify women. The women of Guwahati, the capital city of Assam and the gateway to the whole North Eastern India are in danger. These self claimed journalists like Hemen Rajbonghsi, supported by their Editors in chief, and their broadcast channels in recent times who upload news pieces like "Scantily clad girls, A summer time nuisance" do not even spare little girls of taking shots that are unimaginably indecent. They share apologies on social media forums like facebook and they think that their goal has been achieved! If you have the audacity to air such things on prime time, you should have an entire apology package made and air that too!!

Women constitute 50 percent of the democracy. If we do not take a stand there will come a time when even you and i are going to be victims of this kind of unethical journalism and the damage will be so deep it will be impossible to recover from. In the name of culture, these journalists only concentrate on our body parts. Culture is not related to women and their body parts. These local media channels take such things and increase their TRP ratings. Journalism is about change. Not about feeding the lust of men. We have all forgotten about the girl who was publicly beaten up and unclothed in front of all media. It is time we stand up to such atrocities. Quoting Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador "If not me, then who..." 

To the News Broadcasters Association: I hope this reaches you, and i hope you take a stand as a figure of authority, and put pressure on the channel, Pratidin Time to run an apology on their Prime Time, and also a word on their side that they will be more sensitive to women from hereon.

 

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