Saturday, 7 February 2009

When the media neglects

The Media on dowry

The Media seems totally disinterested in the issue of dowy. Though dowry has such a vital hold on the lives of Indian families, the media finds no time or place for it.

As a chronicler of contemporary society, the amount of time and space the media gives to an issue shows what it feels is important. When dowry is off its radar, the impression given is that it is not important.

It is only when an 'event' like the Nisha Sharma case happens, that the there is a rush of storites. But now there is silence again....

Should an event be the only point of reference for the journalist? Can't she or he see a story in the way life is lived?

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