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Letter to BS: Media is democracy's watchdog, it doesn't need a policy

Rather than working on media policy, media should report what they see and leave it to their audience to apply their mind and judge

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NSA Ajit Doval after a Cabinet meeting at South Block in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
Ajit Doval | Photo: PTI

The statement by (pictured) on policy raises eyebrows. The question is whether should have a policy at all. is a watchdog of political democracy that protects public interest against malpractice and creates public awareness. Suggestions from a person within the government asking media to frame media policy is like creating barriers and asking media to see and report what is happening from the glasses provided by the government and not to report on ground realities. Rather than working on media policy, media should report what they see and leave it to their audience to apply their mind and judge.

Siddharth Duge, Mumbai


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First Published: Tue, October 15 2019. 21:59 IST
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