Wednesday, February 17, 2010

యూనియన్ లీడర్స్ కు పట్టదా? ఎడిటర్లు ఏమయ్యారు??

ఉస్మానియా విశ్వవిద్యాలయంలో విలేకరులను పోలీసులు కావాలని నెత్తురోడేలా కొట్టడం మీడియాలోకాన్ని బాధకు గురిచేసింది. జర్నలిస్టులంతా ఈ పరిణామంతో విస్తుపొయ్యారు. ఇంత జరుగుతున్నా..జర్నలిస్టు సంఘాల నేతలు, ఎడిటర్లు పెద్దగా పట్టించుకోకపోవడం పట్ల సీనియర్ జర్నలిస్టు కే.వీ.రమణ ఆశ్చర్యం వ్యక్తం చేసారు. వృత్తిధర్మంలో భాగంగా అమెరికా వెళ్లి నిన్ననే వచ్చిన రమణ తాజా పరిణామంపై ఒక పోస్టుకు స్పందనగా రాసిపంపిన కామెంట్ ను ఇక్కడ ఇస్తున్నాము---రాము, హేమ
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I agree with you that some individuals like Sailesh Reddy were quick to respond to the turn of events at the Osmania University. But where are the so called union leaders? By evening a 'leader' condemned the attack on mediamen. Nonsense. In fact, there is no scope for an apology from the police officers. That's typical call centre attitude. You do something and quickly tender an apology. That's it. 


I thought the reporters should black out coverage of any police event or for that matter any police version till the Shivannarayana committee submits its report on the incident. I also know that such a measure is not possible without the consent of the editors. So, where are the editors? Why do we need union leaders to respond on this? Just to give more confidence to the field staff, the editors of all the news papers and channels should have met by now and taken a stand on that. One of my friends in a newspaper told me that the editor was not willing to take any initiative on this since he is not very favourable to Telangana.

I thought it was a bloody joke. In this case, it is not about Telangana but about the reporters doing their job. Even if a paper/channel is against Telangana, they are still deploying reporters at the campus. Then these reporters have to be protected more from police in this condition than from the protestors. Why are these editors asking senior reporters or chiefs of bureaux to go and submit a memorandum to the home minister? Why can't the editors themselves go and meet the chief minister on this?

We all know by now what the union leaders are worth. With a shade lesser than small time politicians, the leaders are making use of every such opportunity to show themselves up on TVs with some sound bytes. Should not they go out of on field by now and conduct an independent enquiry on what happened at the campus? I was told that a CI of one of those police stations was keen on somehow beating up the OU campus stringers.

Some of them are also a part of the OU JAC. However, instead of just targeting the stringers, his team of cops beat up every media representative. If this is true, is not the responsibility of the leaders to work and establish it only to present a point to the Shivannarayana committee?
Please wake up and go beyond politics or netagiri. Protect us.
Ramana

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr.KV Ramana absolutely correct in his views.Infact the Chief editors of all the print media and CEO's of electronc media should have immediately gone to CM's chambers and protested against the violence on media personnel by the police.Can the Editors,CEO's run their organisations without reportersc and camera men?Why these people went underground when the personnel were beaten by the police while doing their duty?
Infact most of the times whenever a media person is beaten by police or any other anti social element the Chief editors and management never interferes nor it represents to the government about the incident.it is the duty of the management to give compensation and bear the hospital expenditure as the reporters were injured during the duty hours only.But it is most surprising that the management and CEO's are blind,deaf and dumb to the incidents.The only way to get proper response from the management of media houses is the total pen down strike against the managemernts by all the reporters and staff of the media centres so that the management bows to the demands of the reporters.
Ofcourse media should also feel the responsibility towards the society by controlling themselves in covering sensitive issues like lathi charge,firing of tear gas shells and other violent incidents by avoiding repeated telecast of the incidents to avoid inciting the viewers for more violence.Infact there is no self censorship of the news by the editors.

JP Reddy

Anonymous said...

JP Reddy pointed out that the 'media should have immediately gone to the CM chambers'. Right this is precisely what the leaders were doing whenever such attacks took place. The chief minister's use to parrot 'we will order an inquiry and based on the inquiry report we will take actions against the (ir)responsible'. therefore there is no point meeting the chief minister. he promised on December 8 when journalists were beaten up by police at Osmania University that here on there will not be any attack on Journalists. But it is repeated on Feb 15/16. Thats the reason why senior journalists have to go to Osmania University and some even resorted to hunger strike.

Anonymous said...

This is only one-sided story. The students must have provoked/challenged the Police with filthy words. How long can they tolerate? They showed what they can!

OU-JAC dared all whoever talk against the seperation. They didn't spare even Nagam. How can we expect civilized behaviour from set of rogues? Over reacting media too always try to show Police in bad light.

The media& students got what they desreved.

Anonymous said...

In eenadu print edition today, it is reported that:
"journalists joined the protest against the arrest of JAC student body members".


if this is true, why cry for the journalists??

Anonymous said...

journos needed this kinda treatment for a long time. they ain't above board. they deserve this for the harm they are doing to unity of this state.

Anonymous said...

My personal opinion is that the common man has lost sympathy for so-called journalists. Lack of values in journalism has made people think that the journalists got what they deserved.

Abhimaani

Vivek said...

Sailesh is self centered.His protest is part of marketing himself. It's neither for journalism, nor for journalists. It's much recognised.

Vivek.

Anonymous said...

am sorry to differ with ramana. is it not true that journalists have become activists of telangana? Is it not true that they are provoking people regarding this? who's going to control them? am not supporting the police. But my submission is that journalists are not following the ethics of journalism. then why blame some one. Come into any news paper and channel office and you will be surprised to see so many activists grouping. Let them write and report the merits and demerits of this issue. But they shud not be provocative.

kvramana said...

Hi Everyone
I would like to add something to this. My opinion was not at all about Telangana. It was only about the police action. As one of our friends said in his posting, it is a fact that there are some journalists actively participating in the JAC events. But, when it comes to writing any such stuff i feel there are enough checks and controls at the newsroom level. I don't think a reporter will be able to resort to provoking people without the approval of his bosses. If his boss is favouring that provocation, the reporter has not much to say. So, I was only trying to tell everyone that there is no point in the reporters ganging up to submit a memorandum to the home minister or the DGP. Instead, if we think this is a serious issue, the editors should get involved instead of playing a spectator role.
Ramana

Venu said...

NOBODY SHEDS THEIR TEARS FOR THESE JOURNOS (OR RHINOS?). THEY ARE THE MOST CORRUPT LOT.

Anonymous said...

Ramana garu i had to mention telangana because many of them went there out of the sentiment like other activists and were too eager to expose police as villains. This is a fact. There are reporters from the channels who suggested the students to tear their shirts and come before the cameras. These are all the things that happened in the campus and the public who watched these incidents was shocked. Again am not supporting the police here. I only want to let you know how the journos are behaving. Certainly except two or three all the channels and their heads are in favour of telangana and so any small incident is blown up. And the newspapers had to follow them because it was shown on the screen continuously as if its a truth. This is wat is really happening in the media at present. The media at the moment is assuming that it can feed any shit (am sorry to use this word) to the public.

Anonymous said...

Ramana garu i had to mention telangana because many of them went there out of the sentiment like other activists and were too eager to expose police as villains. This is a fact. There are reporters from the channels who suggested the students to tear their shirts and come before the cameras. These are all the things that happened in the campus and the public who watched these incidents was shocked. Again am not supporting the police here. I only want to let you know how the journos are behaving. Certainly except two or three all the channels and their heads are in favour of telangana and so any small incident is blown up. And the newspapers had to follow them because it was shown on the screen continuously as if its a truth. This is wat is really happening in the media at present. The media at the moment is assuming that it can feed any shit (am sorry to use this word) to the public.

Anonymous said...

arey, baabu, ramana:

0. nuvvu journalist vi.
1. nuvvu telangana kosam JAC thoti road meena godava chestunnav.
2. police vacchi, JAC bokkaliraggottindru
3. vaallathoti godavalo koochunna..nee bokkaliraggottindru

Then, why are you making nuisance that Journalists should not be beaten???

do you want the cops to beat the JAC and leave you with garlands?

em matadathannav bhai?

yawn..