What the Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister must be doing?
There are some exciting things happening in the India media: print and TV. There is also much contradiction in the minds of media owners as to what constitutes news for the Indian audience. Even some of the well-established English newspapers are filling up the pages with downloads of foreign columns, so there are more US and UK news and views than Indian news and Indian opinion. So, the question, what constitutes news and what constitutes Indian opinion and Indian points of view assumes a new priority.
The Indian and global context seems right to ask such a question. There was this seminar in Hyderabad the other day. The Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister Mr.Jaipal Reddy was the main speaker. The other media stars, moghuls were Mr.Ramoji Rao, the owner of the Enadu group of newspapers and media products and M.J.Akbar, the star editor cum innovator in the Indian print media and also part owner in the Asian Age newspaper. Also were present the newest of the new media star, the NDTV breakaway rebel, Rajeev Sardesai who had floated a new news channel, a highly risky venture in the already crowded Indian news media and news channels market.