Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Mumbai Blasts and the gory images on Zee News

I generally just stick to travel accounts, but I had to write about this. I guess I got motivated when Mridula wrote about it on her blog.

The Indian Media seriously needs to reconsiders what they show - the other night when I switched to Zee News to see how things were in Mumbai (Sitting in US, that is my one source of information on India besides reading news online), I was stunned. They were actually showing dead bodies lying on the track and injured people being dragged to rescue. Even sitting this far from my country, I could not help but feel for everyone back home who were probably seeing these images continuously and how disturbing they must be for everyone. I mean I understand the gravity of the situation and how shocking it is for everyone, how painful it is for everyone, but to rub it in like this - it is just not warranted.

I urge, please stop this sort of callous reporting of the incident. And what is up with the media adding a punch line to everything - "7-11 Mumbai" they called it !!


Mridula said...

Pooja even I am guilty of '7-11 Mumbai' picture on my post. Don't know why I am using it but it remains as of now.

Sanjay said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I was at work (in Mumbai), watching for whatever information I could get on the situation outside, and all the channels were competing with each other to show the goriest images. They have absolutely no sensitivity to audiences. I am not for governmental control, but I think that TV channels could do with some monitoring.