Ministry Vs. Prasar Bharati
BUSINESS ECONOMICS|March 16-31, 2018

Public broadcasting in India has never been free. Whichever party has been in power – left, right or centre – it has wanted Akashvani or Doordarshan to serve its propaganda purposes.

Buroshiva Dasgupta

People who work in these organisations call themselves ‘media’ persons; but in reality, they are government servants. Their salaries come from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, and they follow government instructions. For them, freedom of the media is an illusion.

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