KTR takes sharp jibes, says media unable to sift news, scared about probes
Today's media does not encourage the positive developments in the state but only focuses on criticising the State Government, said KTR
HYDERABAD: Today's media does not encourage the positive developments in the state but only focuses on criticising the State Government, said Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao on Saturday. The same media does not probe the activities undertaken by the Central government, he lamented.
Speaking at a National Seminar on 'Media in Telangana' organised at Dr B R Ambedkar Open University, the Minister said that the present-day media often tended to exaggerate the news. "If you do not read the newspaper, you are uninformed but these days, if you read the newspaper, you are misinformed. I had to read 13 papers daily to be aware of the truth," said the Minister.
KTR felt that the same media did not question the Prime Minister when the Sri Lankan minister had openly spoken about the Rs 600-crore project given to Indian Businessman Adani under Modi's insistence. The Minister further said that investigative journalists such as Sucheta Dalal, who had covered sensational news leading to the toppling of governments, were missing in present-day media in India.
The Minister, on the occasion, also announced that the media academy building would be opened after Sankranti next year. A two-day seminar was held at the open university on the topic 'Media in Telangana past, present and future.'