“The media is the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent,and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
India ranked 142 out of 180 countries in World Press Freedom Index, 2021, produced by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a French non-governmental organisation.
In 2016, India’s rank was 133, which had steadily climbed down to 142 this year. The RSF report says India is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists trying to do their job properly.
There are many reasons why this situation arises for journalists in India which we discuss in below points:-
It’s not all depends on the government but its also depends on the Journalists too. In India most of the Journalists has categorised themselves in various category like , some are meant themselves as left, some are right, some are in religious categories etc.
While some are managing themselves and their professionalism in shake of individual profits and also to take various advantages. Also the party(not specific) which is in rule always try to handle the press because Press controls the minds of the masses, and it is a major issue of Journalism.
There is also a major problem of journalism is that new journalists having non of the future scopes and also not having decent knowledge step into the journalism and for the shake of early popularity they opt a shortcut and start presenting their views( which is not actually theirs ) against or for a specific religion, so that most of the people from that religion starts following them .
Now if we expect these things to be better, we have to be more aware of these things, and Journalists have to practice their role in un-biased way, They have to do what actually Journalism is…