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Friday, August 10, 2007

media games and sparring

One only has to read the 'Aitemad', 'Munsif' and 'Siasat' to know about the fierce sparring that has now sunk to new depths, in the Urdu Press. The latter have been very critical of MIM and its functioning and the criticism often took on personal overtones. The MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi is frequently caricatured as a flirtatious, free-wheeling woman, 'Bi Pasha' in the pages of the Munsif. The result of this ongoing feud spilled into the streets sometime ago, in the form of an attack on the editor of Siasat in the city. On Wednesday, the Munsif carried a front-page, signed column lashing out at the MIM and its ways. On Thursday, the Aitemad hit back lampooning the credentials of a 'rowdy-sheeter turned reformer' (read editor-in-chief of Munsif) and fired a set of 16 questions at him.
We're told that both the MIM and Munsif are going to have their own tv channels soon--to add to to the prevailing confusion, more than anything else. YSR's son is set to launch 2 tv channels, according to reports, joining the list of politicians among media players. Inevitably, all this would be at the expense of objectivity. The politicisation of the media is getting increasingly brazen with the passage of time.

1 comment:

حیدرآبادی said...

حیدرآباد کے تینوں اردو اخبارات کے بارے میں آپ کے تاثرات بجا ہیں۔ انہی اخبارات اور ان سے متعلق خبروں اور مضامین پر ہم بھی اپنے بلاگ پر تبصرہ کرتے رہتے ہیں ۔۔۔