A few recent events (if truth be told, enough to undermine the esteem of any media across the globe) in the relevant scenario has raised the question whether the Indian media is solely engaged in abusing its freedom on the whole. The question may appear to any sane person as strange since the controversies regarding the freedom enjoyed by the Indian media (from the heyday of British Empire) has been continuing devoid of a single interruption. The detractors of this theory would always state that there is hardly any freedom in India. And as per them, even if there is any, it is subservient to the Indian interest for ever and a day Ė the freedom can be encroached at any time on any ground, living or dead.
Are all these justifications acceptable? Once again, it can be said that controversies do prevail. But it must also be stated that the character of the Indian press and media, considered as a cannon against the saga of persecution or vitriolic stances of British imperialism and also the best spokesperson of Indian aspirations and desire to get free, has changed to a large extent. These days, whether itís print or audio-visual or even online, each and every sort of journalism and media in India is run by the desires of corporate honchos and hence, there can be hardly anything nationalist. Indian media is getting more internationalized!
Another issue has cropped up Ė Indian media is no longer eager to retain its unbiased and impartial attitude and on the contrary, it is more eager to placate potent bosses, whatever may be their hidden intents. It has to be accepted that a few of the Indian media have misused their freedom under the pretext of investigative journalism and striving to frame crooked politicians by means of sting operations. Such incidents (too numerous to be counted) are occurring round the clock and all these prove that Indian media has lots its essence.