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Kaziranga report gets BBC banned from tiger reserves for 5 years

Discussion in 'Internal Affairs' started by randomradio, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...reserves-for-5-years/articleshow/57382826.cms

    Stung by a BBC documentary questioning India's aggressive protection measures at Kaziranga national park in Assam, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) that governs all tiger reserves in the country has imposed a ban on the network and its journalist Justin Rowlatt for five years.

    As reported by TOI on February 15, BBC's South Asia correspondent Justin Rowlatt's documentary titled `One World: Killing for Conservation' on Kaziranga's rhino conservation methods came in for sharp criticism from the Union environment ministry for being "grossly erroneous". The documentary had claimed forest guards in Kaziranga had been given powers to shoot and kill anyone they think was a threat to rhinos.

    In a memorandum issued on Monday evening, NTCA said BBC had failed to submit the documentary to MoEFCC and Ministry of External Affairs for obligatory previewing "in order to remove any deviations, so as to achieve a balanced and accurate exposition of the theme".
    It has asked chief wildlife wardens of all tiger range states and field directors of tiger reserves to disallow filming permission to BBC for five years.
     
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  2. SrNair

    SrNair Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I had seen that documentary .
    And I have been expecting something like this :D
    Is this real?
    Damn if you did ,Damn if you dont .
     
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    Russia broadcasts it's propaganda courtesy Russia Today , PRC has its mouthpiece CCTV , RoK has its own international news channel ( Arirang ? ).hell , even a despotic Arab kingdom like Qatar has its own Al Jazeera ( Thanks to the BBC) which frequently takes pot shots at India ( what do you expect ? The editorial staff here have received their training in the BBC & rightly reflect all those racial stereotyping clichés the BBC routinely reserves for its ex colonies esp India ) without once focussing on human rights , democracy , gender , economy , etc that they frequently highlight in every nation around the world only to zero in on the inherent wrongs in it , except in their own host nation Qatar .

    Wonder when will India rise up to the occasion and unleash its soft power in the form of an international news channel to project our views .Whenever we do , lets not name it Prasar Bharati .
     
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    A_poster Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Why only 5?
     
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    Levina Admin- Social media Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    Awesome!


    Btw will BBC make a documentary on Rotherham child abuse by Pakistanis???

    We will name it REPUBLIC. Hehe

    Btw Aditya Kaul is joining Republic.
     
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    BBC themselves have shady pedophilia links.
     
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    Should've seen this coming after the the "India's daughter" fiasco. At least this GoI has had the b@lls to impose a cost on the BBC for their propoganda, albeit with very limited scope and a very specifc penalty that could easily be expanded (10 years, ALL BBC operations in India banned).


    Expect these propoganda outlets along with their affiliates in the NGOs to come back strong and keep pushing their agenda in India.


    + I can only imagine the scorn these same clowns would be heaving on India if one of the world's most at-risk species was dwindling further because of "soft" anti-poaching approaches by the GoI, as said above- you can't win with these people. The objective is to tarnish India by whatever means possible, they will do and say whatever to make this happen.


    @PARIKRAMA @nair @Levina @Hellfire @GuardianRED @Echo_419 @Vergennes @dadeechi @Sathya @Robinhood Pandey @Agent_47 @Ankit Kumar 001 @Gessler
     
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    BBC should have been banned from entire India !!!

    Haha, nothing better can be expected from those folks. See, it's the white man's burden to civilize us heathens :lol: So they'll keep producing these 'drain inspectors reports'

    I had earlier noted that their South Asia correspondent, Justin Rowlatt had the attitude of a 'gora sahib' looking down upon the natives- there was this interview with a scientist from ISRO involved in the Mars Orbiter Mission in which he displayed his prejudice. He is also well known for his support for Greenpeace & Islamists. Here is a sample of his reportage.

    Trafficked babies, black money and India's values

    Greenpeace dispute: Is India shooting the messenger?


    Can Paris climate talks overcome the India challenge?

    Why attending an Indian wedding can be dangerous


    I think they should start with this guy.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Savile
     
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    Honestly, they should limit the entry of British nationals in India on tourist visa.
     
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    We have DoorDarshan and its pathetic availability outside India. Seriously, I haven't seen DoorDarshan since past 10 years I guess. I wonder if there are Indian kids who would have never ever seen DoorDarshan.

    Interestingly there is no coverage on foreign affairs on DoorDarshan these days, atleast not on their youtube channel. Makes you wonder what they are doing besides telecasting ISRO launches.
     
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    I used to watch Doordarshan news 10 years when mom didn't paid for the cable so that I concentrate on my secondary level exams. They still got the same news anchors even today. Tells you a lot about a sarkari news channel with sarkari jobs.

    The funniest thing is when Doordarshan guys boasts about the "advanced technology" they are using to cover the RD parade and beating retreat ceremony, they always screw up pretty badly.
     
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    Irony is that nations like US wont say anything against us for now.Trump banned medias from White house
     
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    Well policy wise it is simple. They need to introduce a new visa for journalist (Lets call it the AH class visa, The A**H**** class), citing the security required for them from locals :) . Limit this visa and its clearance for those traveling from UK and UAE and SA. We need to have extreme vetting of these folks, in terms of exactly what they are covering, where will they be visiting etc.

    Make it explicit that business or tourist visa cannot be used for making documentaries, films, articles etc. Attach a prison time of 1 week in case of breaking the terms of visa. No one in the UK will dare taking the risk of spending 1 week in an Indian prison. Few horror stories of prison time in India will scare all of these 'journalists'.
     
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    Looks like someone is China is reading this thread or they are also sick of these BBC journos.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/03/bbc-crew-attacked-in-china-says-reporter

    BBC crew attacked in China and forced to sign confession

    A BBC camera crew reporting in China was attacked and later forced by police to apologise and sign a confession for trying to conduct an “illegal interview”, one of its reporters has said.

    John Sudworth, a journalist with the BBC, and his team were attempting to interview a villager in rural China who claims her father was killed during a land dispute with the government. As they walked towards her house, a group of men blocked their way, pushed Sudworth and smashed and snatched the crew’s cameras.

    “As soon as we arrived in Yang Linghua’s village it was clear they were expecting us,” Sudworth wrote in his account, referring to the woman the BBC wanted to interview.

    China has one of the most restrictive press environments in the worldand is ranked 176th out of 180 countries for press freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders, ahead of only Syria, North Korea, Turkmenistan and Eritrea.

    Chinese publications face severe reporting restrictions and penalties for publishing stories the government dislikes, which range from articles being deleted to dismissal.

    After the BBC’s cameras were smashed, the crew left the village but were chased and surrounded by 20 men whom the journalists described as “thugs”. Uniformed police and two members of the local government later arrived and “under the threat of further violence”, BBCreporters were forced to sign a confession apologising for “behaviour causing a bad impact” and delete some of the footage.

    “It was a very one-sided negotiation, but it at least gave us a way out – a luxury denied to the petitioners who find themselves on the receiving end of similar intimidation and abuse,” Sudworth wrote.

    The violence and confession were “my first in my long reporting experience in China”, he added.

    The assault occurred in the run-up to the National People’s Congress, China’s annual meeting of its rubberstamp parliament. Yang has since been held under unofficial house arrest, according to the BBC.

    While foreign news outlets can report on a wider range of topics, journalists often face harassment from police and government officials. Chinese security forces typically use plainclothes operatives to disrupting reporting of sensitive events, especially outside trials of human rights activists.

    While the assault and being forced to sign a confession are unusual, the BBC journalists were treated comparatively lightly compared with Yang and others like her. Yang was due to travel to Beijing to petition the central government to intervene in her dispute with local authorities.

    Millions of ordinary Chinese attempt to have higher officials intercede on their behalf, often as a last resort. Only a small number of cases are resolved and the more common results are stints in detention, beatings by the security servicesand a life of destitution.

    The Foreign Correspondents Club of China condemned the harassment.

    “The FCCC calls on the Chinese government and police to take steps to prevent foreign reporters who are legally allowed to work in China from being subjected to such violence and intimidation,” it said in a statement. “This violent effort to deter news coverage is a gross violation of Chinese government rules governing foreign correspondents, which expressly permit them to interview anybody who consents to be interviewed.”

    This was not the first time Sudworth has encountered interference while reporting. In November, as China held elections for local representative bodies, Sudworth was met by a group of silent men who formed a wall in front of the home of a woman he was attempting to interview.

    The men eventually pushed the BBC crew back to their car and they were forced to scrap the interview. Sudworth returned after the elections and was able to speak to the interviewee unmolested.
     
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