Arnab Goswami's arrest: Will the saga lead to introspection in the media?

The bigger lesson in this saga is for the Indian media to recognise the dangers of becoming the handmaiden of the Establishment

Bharat Bhushan

By ordering Arnab Goswami's arrest, the Shiv Sena led government of Maharashtra has managed to do that which he had claimed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was incapable of. The Establishment that facilitated the rise of Goswami has done little more than made noises about championing the freedom of expression while Goswami cools his heels in a makeshift jail. Journalists are divided over Goswami. Even as many disapprove of Goswami’s blatantly ideological journalism, they wonder whether they should defend him against harassment by the state, as is being demanded on social ...