Investigative journalism is lacking in India, says KTR at media seminar
Hyderabad: Telangana IT Minister KT Rama Rao on Saturday urged the media and journalists to expose the plots of divisive elements which he said were inciting animosity among the people under the guise of religion.
The IT minister said investigative journalism is lacking in modern India at a national seminar on “Media in Telangana: Past, Present and Future” in Hyderabad on Saturday. The seminar was organized by Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University in partnership with Telangana Media Academy.
Rama Rao claimed that no media in the country dared to publish, discuss or examine the allegations by the head of Sri Lanka’s energy department that the department was coerced into awarding a contract worth Rs 6,000 crore to Adani following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pressure on President Rajapaksa.
The IT Minister said the Prime Minister had been hosting Mann Ki Baat for eight years and asked if the Prime Minister had spoken to them during that time.
Rama Rao said hijab and halal or non-halal meat are the main news rather than rising inflation, rising rupee, rising
Rama Rao said he reads 13 newspapers every day to be aware of news, facts and opinions. He mentioned that his father, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, instilled the habit of reading newspapers for an hour and a half every day in him.
He claimed and compared Gujarat, which had only issued accreditation cards to 3,000 media outlets, to Telangana, which had issued 19,000 accreditations to journalists.
He said that attempts will be made for the Chief Minister to open the Media Bhavan after Sankranti. He said Telangana was the only state in the country to have allocated funds to provide health cards and pensions to journalists.