January 25, 2006 (another old one!)
Is saving the life of a person more important than live coverage of his death? Apparently, the answer to the above question is NO.
While all news channels today broadcasted the self-immolation of a frustrated Indian citizen live, none of the media persons actually tried to save his life while he was burning to death. the images were shocking. You could easily make out someone clicking his camera, and another person recording the event. they repeated the visuals myriad times, apparently to raise an issue. but all I could think while watching the shameful, horrendous visuals was that what were the recorders of the act doing. should they have tried to save the man rather than get footage for their channel to translate into hefty TRP’s? Media Ethics. Maybe the freedom isn’t always good. the simple excuse is that they were doing their job, so that people come to know about the incident.
I am sure all of us would have been happier had they reported how all the mediapersons got together and saved the life of the man.
At this time of the night (1 am), a hot cup of french vanilla cappuccino tastes like heaven,specially after a nice bath! and its that much more relaxing after you have failed your 5th driving test 😦 .
PS: I have failed 8 driving tests now, and left it all together for now!