Media Institutions Essay

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The preparations for 2014 Indian General Elections are in full swing as we are just a couple of months away from it. The three parties challenging for seats in the Legislative Assembly are the Bhartiya Janta Party (Indian People’s Party), the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (New uprising party called the Common Man’s party, a party that is anti-corrupt). Each of these parties are trying to change the perspective of people towards them, this basically includes persuasion tactics, rallies, promises all of which in our country as I would call it is ‘fake’. The entire country knows and believes that as soon as the word of politics is taken, corruption would be the first word following it. Many TV channels, new agencies and other forms of mass media have their learning’s backed by these political parties. It is not about a political bias, it is merely biased towards the party which supports it financially. These political parties financially support the organisation and that particular organisation has a biased opinion towards that party. This is where our entire country is in absolute disarray. The population of the entire country is influenced by what media broadcasts and how they broadcast it, when the media may or may not be portraying the true story to the public. In my honest opinion a series of news articles that accuses the AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) for corruption is where I found a biased in our media.
I believe that after looking at the way in which various news agencies reacted and reported about when the AAP sting tapes were first released, accusing its members of corruption and the coverage once AAP got hold of the raw tapes and exposed that the tapes were edited, I reached to the conclusion that ‘THE TIMES OF INDIA’ is biased towards The BJP (Bhartiya Janta Party). The AAP is gaining momentum and are becoming stronger competitors to The BJP. An organisation named ‘Media Sarkar’ politically backed by the BJP ordered it to edit the sting operation tapes. When these edited tapes were released an article in ‘THE TIMES OF INDIA’ a detailed report of exactly what the tapes showed was given. A reference was also made that said “Anna Hazare condemned them for taking all this money which was collected at Hazare’s agitation for election purpose” which is completely inverse to what Anna Hazare (Anti-corruption activist) said. They did not mention in the report that Anna had merely asked for clarification and did not condemn the AAP and also stated that he believed these accusations made were false. India’s highly...

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