Mangaluru: Media needs to ensure source before publishing news – MLA U T Khader

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru, Aug 20: MLA U T Khader said, "Media needs to clarify the source before publishing any kind of sensitive news and avoid creating confusion among people.” He was speaking with regards to the Beltangady satellite call and arrest issue.

Addressing media here on Tuesday August 20, U T Khader further said, "National security is supreme and the public needs to be more cooperative. Whenever a stranger approaches shops or hotels, at least you need to make a general enquiry about him or her. Background of the person need to be checked and details should be handed over to the local police station, if any one comes asking for house on rent.

“Media claimed that a person was arrested in connection with the satellite call made from Beltangady. Abdul Rauf is working at Al Madeena at Manjanady and is unaware about this development. Soon after the media highlighted about the arrest Abdul Rauf, he received series of calls from the police and Abdul Rauf had no idea of what was happening.

“In the recent development, media are seen highlighting that the officials of National Investigation Agency (NIA) visited the district as per their sources. This has created panic among people. Superintendent of police Laxmi Prasad himself has clarified that NIA has not visited the district. Media claims that they got information from the sources that NIA have visited the district related to the satellite call made from Beltangady. I urge the media to reveal the sources.

“The statement with regards to the NIA visit can be delivered only by the district administration, commissioner and superintendent of police as they are the authorised people to speak about this matter. When such sensitive issue is highlighted, there is going to be confusion among people,” he said.


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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Everyone should not copy like Narendra Modi ...

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Accountability to media to be fixed for wrong reporting.

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  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    This is nothing but diverting the public mentality from flood victims those who neglected by Central Government. During the BJP Government, Manmohn Singh paid 1300 crores rupees to Karnataka for flood victims whereas our 25 BJP MP's got only 120 crores from Central BJP Government. Shame on you.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    India has slipped down two spots on the 2019 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

    India made its debut on this index in 2013 at 140 out of 180 countries. The rankings gradually improved, reaching 136 in 2017. However, the ranking has since slipped back to 140 in the 2019 index. The report claims that violence against journalists, including police violence, attacks by Maoist fighters and retaliation by corrupt politicians and criminal outfits is the current state of press freedom in India.

    The four pillars of democracy are Judiciary, Executive, Legislature and Media. This fourth pillar of democracy ensures that all people living in far off areas of the country are aware of what’s happening in the rest of their country. Media ensures transparency in the working of all the above three systems.

    These are the four pillars of democracy and if any of these pillars is not working properly then somewhere democracy is still not fully functional.

    The powers of each of these pillars vary from country to country. In India, no single pillar is made too strong.

    Unfortunately, no one in this forum new the draconian law passed in the just concluded Parliament session. The newly amended Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, Public Safety Act bill misused against anyone opposed to the ruling establishment.

    As per the new bill, any individual person regardless of religion can be picked on suspicion of terror for six months without any charges. If a person employed abroad or working within the country, which corporate will employ him again with terror tag?

    If responsible media honestly reports with the authentic source of information the individual will not be harassed. I think naming and shaming of such media should be need of the hour for the citizens of this nation.

    Jai Hind

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Nothing is received from central govt for flood victims so..... brain washed channels wants to change the subject on terror and people will easily forget flood related issues.

    State and center is very safe...... no single news channels are there to question to powers........

    Due to channels TRP making, poor people should not die.....

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    MLA UT Khader is right. This should be made compulsory in every news about the source of the news. Government must inform all Eletronimedia, news papers to publish below the news the source. Government must control fake news in WhatsApp also.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    They also want to be in news....

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  • Narendra Kumare, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Indian Media is more biased especially the "Nation wants to know" Jokers!

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  • Stevan Menezes, Mumbai/Shirva

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    The Joker of 'Nation wants to know', owns the channel backed by his God fathers. The only way to get rid of this Joker is by boycotting his channel and asking others to do so. And see to it that he doesn't even get a job in any other channels

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  • netizen, Mangaluru

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Let introduce law to grill fake news publishers. Now days TV channels are indulging in producing such fake factories.

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  • Vishu, MOODABIRI

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Totally agree with you

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Jesus on 'Fake News'

    Message to John Leary.

    Monday, September 3, 2018: (Labor Day)
    Jesus said: “My people, you are seeing how progressives control the schools, the newspapers, the television programs, and the social media. It is very difficult for a conservative voice to be heard, let alone a true reading of history. Through all of these channels the progressives can brainwash the students in the schools and colleges, and brainwash the people who watch the television programs. It is hard to determine the truth of anything because of the fake news and disinformation. You are seeing the communist tactics carried out in front of you every day: ‘If you tell a lie often enough, you can get people to believe it as the truth.’ This is also a tactic of the devil when it comes to faith in Me. The devil is full of lies to deceive you into hell. If you want to know the truth in the Catholic faith, you need to read the ‘Catechism of the Catholic Church’. This has all of the truths of the faith that the devil and the evil ones are trying to hide from the people. If you follow the Catechism, you will see the liars who claim there is no hell, or that hell is not eternal. Eventually, you will see New Age teachings take over parts of the Church, but they only worship things, and not Me. You will need to discern which voices are telling the truth, and which ones are telling lies. Call on Me to help you stand up for the truth in My Good News, that I died on the cross to save all souls who will believe in Me.”

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