Saturday 20 June 2009

Dangers of iReports

With the new problems in Iran, TV media is completely behind twitters and facebooks. When everyone is praising it as new "Twitter revolution", as someone pointed out Iran is not into revolution yet and definitely not because of twitter. Come on people, do you think million people in Iran came after reading their tweets? American media easily hide the facts when they don't want to show. Did anyone tell us about their percentage of Internet penetration in Iran? Who knows, except for this twitter-friendly college students everyone else in Iran in support of the Ahmadinejad. I am not saying the media is hiding facts, i am just saying that media is choosing what we want to hear. Media is going by a bunch of protesters who are completely on one side of this battle. A regular reporter has a lot of responsibilities which are ignored by these ireporters. It makes sense to use the ireport in the case of flight crash or an accident like that where Media cannot be there at the time of happening. But in issues like Iran, Media cannot take sides just because they are getting news from one side which is Internet media savvy and other side is not much interested on what they report.

I seriously feel we are hearing one side of the story here and the other side is ignored just because they dont feed the world media with their iReports.

2 comments:

க. தங்கமணி பிரபு said...

வணக்கம், எல்லோர்க்கும் எப்படியும் ஏதாவ்தோரு நல்ல விஷயத்தை மட்டுமே கொடுக்க வேண்டும் என்பதை தீர்மானமாக செய்து வரும் மனமாஎந்த பாரட்டுதல்களுக்குரிய உங்களிடம் ஒரு வேண்டுகோள்! தயவு செய்து என் ப்ளாக் http://chinthani.blogspot.com/ கடந்த இரு பதிவுகளையும் அதை தொடர்ந்து அதில் குறிப்பிட்டுள்ள மற்ற ஆங்கில இணையப்பக்கங்களையும் படித்து உங்கள் மனதுக்கு சரியென்று படுவதை உங்கள் ப்ளாக்கை படிப்பவர்களிடம் பகிர்ந்து கொள்ளவும்!! இது ஒரு மொத்த இனத்தின் வாழ்வாதார போராட்டத்துக்கு நம்மால் முடிந்த உதவி!

Praveen said...

You are absolutely correct. imedia should be more responsible. One sided stories will make our generation think in only one direction...They should realize the impact they make to the minds around the globe. Probably they do realize ;-).....