Saturday, April 08, 2006

ABC : Peek at India

Videos from an ABC correspondent's recent trip to India: video 1 video 2

Video 1 is particularly interesting.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Richard Engel: War time coverage

Engel has an eye-opening perspective on wartime reporting. It is not that there are not many stories to be told, but how it can be told without blowing oneself up. He did emphasise that mostly Iraqi's believe the security situation is worse that what is depicted on TV.

the link also carries a video link to Engel's piece. Very interesting to watch and learn. This might even be a problem in (war)science. Can it enable the journalists in any way?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Narmada Dam(ned)

Medha with two other volunteers is on the seventh day of her indefinite fast.
Ms Patkar continues her struggle against the plans of raising the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam and refused to break her fast even as Union Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz met her on the seventh day of the agitation today.
says the Chandigarh Tribune.

and this: PM Manmohan Singh is learnt to be keen that the issue be resolved says a TOI article.yes, learnt to be keen! now, you can go sleep in peace.

The raising of the height goes against the supreme court ruling claims NB!B!A (Narmada Bachao! Bachao! Andolan). Perhaps, soon somebody will be needed to save the Andolan itself. The issue of rehabilation has not been settled. The struggle has been on for 6 years! Sometimes you wonder how much struggle will break the indifference of these government that come one after another.

This is representative dmeocracy?