MEDIA MAFIA: PAID NEWS & AGENTS
Journalist like Barkha Dutt of NDTV with Pranay Roy ( cousin of Arundhati Roy) , Vinod Sharma (member of National Minority commission)of Hindustan Times , Vir-Sanghvi of Hindustan Times, Prabhu Chawla of India-Today & Indian Express, Shekhar Gupta of Indian Express( Reputed Newspaper whose ex-owner Mr. Goenka fought against emergency-1975), Jehangir Pocha & Seema Sustafa of NEWSX, Shankarshan Thakur of The Telegraph & Upendra Rai of sahara News. Politicians has taken hostage to our media news channel. And news Channel is doing for their advertisement revenue & exlusive news. They are questioning JAN-LOKPAL BILL & it`s members but not talking about NAC(National Advisory Commission) headed by Sonia Gandhi. Because they need membership for Rajya Sabha,free tours & a free flat.
http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/article2285318.ece —- cash for Vote Scam
How Media Mafia in jammu & Kashmir have been working for pakistan? http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-20/us/29794334_1_isi-fbi-affidavit-headley-case
These media have share in other companies.India with its billion population supports nearly 70,000 registered newspapers and over 450 Television channels (including some 24×7 news channels) .There are a dozen TV Channels, eight of them being 24 hour news channels, and seven Telugu Dailies in Andhra Pradesh with substantial viewer ship and circulation. These newspapers are not at all hesitating to hide their affinities and strong affiliations. As the largest circulated Telugu Daily, Eenadu, with two TV channels in Telugu, extends strong support to Telugu Desham Party besides perpetuating strong opposition to Congress Party, the Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhar Reddy encouraged his son Y S Jaganmohan Reddy, contestant to Kadapa Lok Sabha seat to start Saakshi Newspaper and TV Channel recently with only mission of making regular counter-propaganda attacking contents of Eenadu. While another leading daily Andhra Jyothi, and new daily Surya are also TDP biased, the Vaartha, owned by Congress MP stands by his party. Andhra Prabha, once Indian Express group newspaper is now owned by a Congress leader. Andhra Bhumi, daily from Deccan Chronicle group belonged to family which was in Congress party for a long time. The Congress leaders strongly contend that because of Saakshi TV and Newspaper, the people in Andhra Pradesh could read another version to the stories bombarded by Eenadu and Andhra Jyothi about state politics. They also feel that the counter campaign launched by their party newspapers made the Congress to stand on a strong footing to fight the media tirade by Telugu Desham. In fact, both Eeandu and Saakshi ran several stories since more than a year mutually contradicting each other with several facts and angles to the controversies and corruption allegations. Eenadu introduced a website, and asked their readers through an announcement on its first page to see the detailed answers to the allegations leveled in Saakshi newspaper and website.
They know the pulse of the government—and know just where to apply pressure. Apex industry chambers FICCI and CII are the big fish and the most powerful. There are also smaller, but effective bodies—like ASSOCHAM, NASSCOM for infotech, FIEO for exporters, SIAM for car makers—that lobby furiously for duty cuts or policy changes. Then there are icons like CII’s Tarun Das and FICCI’s Amit Mitra who have established a sophisticated and organised approach to lobbying that draws on top CEOs, government and politicians.
Lobbying may not be part of their official brief, but legal firms are the crucial cog in helping companies deal with regulatory boards and government-appointed commissions. Firms like Dua Consulting, for instance, which are offshoots of their legal practice, do lots of regulatory work, particularly in the telecom sector. The ability to walk the talk in the corridors of Delhi is a preferred USP for top corporate lawyers like Zia Mody, Ryan Karanjawala and Shardul Shroff. In fact, many foreign consultancy firms also hire lawyers by the dozens to help clients lobby. Nothing attracts power more than the felicity of words.
There is no way you can discount the role and sheer access of top international lobbyists. Be it Frank Wizner of Patton Boggs, a firm that lobbies for India in the US, who supported India’s “sovereign right” to nuclear enrichment and reprocessing technology. Or Richard Celeste, also formerly a leading diplomat, who encourages trade between India and the US. Or, for that matter, William Cohen, a former US secretary of defence and now a businessman and frequent speaker. Ron Somers of the US India Business Council and numerous trade missions controlled by embassies in Delhi add to the growing numbers that have put India on the global lobbying map.
The Lobbying Battlegrounds——
* Retail Pressure-building to further open up FDI in multi-brand retail and more commodities including foodgrain
* Defence Domestic industry keen to acquire state-of-the-art technology is urging raising of FDI bar to 49 per cent
* Mining Lobbying to stall a new tax proposal even as environmental safeguards and rights of forest-dwellers ignored
* Aviation National carrier struggles to survive as lobbyists ensure better health for
private carriers and airport operators
* Telecom The lobbyists’ den, there is influence in every sphere—from licences to spectrum allocation
* Infrastructure Be it power generation or highway construction, policies being tweaked indiscriminately to suit corporates
Tata Group head Ratan Tata had allegedly put his weight behind Raja and wanted Maran out of the scene at any cost. In fact, he had in a handwritten letter to Tamil Nadu CM M. Karunanidhi in December 2007 reportedly praised Raja’s “rational, fair and action-oriented” leadership. To put the corporate battle in perspective, Airtel’s Sunil Mittal was unhappy with Raja in the seat. Also, by getting the PR mandate of Mukesh Ambani’s business empire in 2008, Radia would have found herself on the hitlist of Anil Ambani, who incidentally is also Tata’s competitor in telecom.
Nira Radia runs apublic relations firm named Vaishnavi Corporate Communications and also operates through subsidiaries such as Neucom, Noesis Strategic Consulting Services and Vitcom Consulting whose clients, among others, include Ratan Tata’s Tata Group,Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries and Prannoy Roy’s NDTV.
The transcripts show Radia’s alleged involvement in the much-debated 2G spectrum and licence scam where she is said to have helped some of the new telecom companies obtain their licences. The government, at that time, had maintained a stoic silence for retaining a price of Rs 1,650 crore for a pan-India licence—a price set way back in 2001, when, even by the admission of the regulator, it should have been in the range of Rs 10,000 crore. Within weeks of getting their licences, two new licencees sold out at a much higher value—the size of the scam is estimated at Rs 50,000 crore.
The dinner party is, as always, the perfect setting for the pitch. The big industrialist quietly turns to a man-about-town: would he care to put in a word with the minister about changing the policy for FDI in multi-brand retail? What’s in it for us, asks the man-about-town, meaning the local industry. Pat comes the reply: there’s Rs 20 crore for you if the policy is changed. Later, when the man-about-town checks with the minister, he’s told that the policy change should happen anyway in a couple of months. “It’s going to happen anyway,” the man-about-town repeats to the industrialist. And then, gallantly, “Does money have to change hands too?”Maharashtra’s decision to allot foodgrain for liquor manufacturers in 2007 is a blatant example of how political and business lobbies worked hand in hand.While there is an agitation against the policy, production worth an approximate 110 crore litres per year of alcohol—the equivalent
of 14 lakh tonnes of foodgrain—has been sanctioned. The prime mover was Amit Deshmukh, younger son and political heir of Vilasrao Deshmukh who imagined this as the next logical step after owning and operating sugar cooperatives.
Yes this is the hard truth that the media is just producing news for TRP & paid political news. But their real source of income is advertisement & money from VIPs,political parties & Industry. Just think about those media men who did work for country but they were targeted by corrupt politicians, so they have compromised ,they have fear that those powerful persons can easily ruin their career. Those powerful persons have also stake in many newspapers,magazines & news channels.If they favour politicians then they could take foreign tours,lands,residental flats,exclusive coverage & interview,and promotion.
NDTV EDITOR Barkha Dutt Tape conversation Download —– 3.54 mb
Barkha Dutt & Nira Radia Tape to favour Congress Party—
Barkha Dutt Wants to talk to Manoj Modi Parivately—
Newsx TV Anchor who is ready to change news for Nira Radia—
According to Mukesh Ambani Congress Party is our shop–
Nexus between country Topmost Journalists & tainted persons—