How Kannada TV channels hit back at lawyers

3 March 2012

After the free-for-all in the Bangalore courts on Friday, in which lawyers took the law into their own hands, clobbering reporters, stoning OB vans, etc, all the 24×7 Kannada news channels—TV9, Suvarna News, Udaya News, Janashri, Samaya, Public TV, News 24—blacked out their screens for two minutes at 8 pm and ran a uniform message registering their protest.

The message read:

“We strongly protest the violence unleashed on journalists by lawyers.”

Photograph: courtesy Vishwatma Bhat

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2 Responses to “How Kannada TV channels hit back at lawyers”

  1. Priyachari Chakravarti Says:

    I live in Australia and so don’t have a partisan position on this issue – the origins of which is not evident in this piece. It is perplexing therefore, why people representing two institutions integral to facilitating open democratic processes and in fact are mutually dependent on each other, to be in open conflict. Does this hostility advance their positions ethically, morally, financially or socially? Most bizarre!!


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