Why are intellectuals silent on corrupt media of Udupi Mangalore?

There are no dearth of intellectuals (self-styled included) in Udupi and Mangalore districts. They can be seen daily on numerous debates, protest marchs on wide spectrum of issues like economic policy, WTO, environment policy, industrial policy, Iraq War etc.  

There are “intellectual” columnists, Professors who give unsolicited advice to whole world on all these issues and more. (though Udupi and Mangalore are now in the grips of anti-developmental mafia funded by rich foreign NGOs – that is for another topic)

Intellectuals and columnists running out of ink in Coastal Karnataka when it comes to sleazy journalism?But when in-the-face blackmail, unethical, corrupt journalism is eclipsing daily lives of citizens in Udupi and Mangalore and contributing to increase in criminal activities in society, isn’t it the responsibility of intellectuals and opinion makers in Udupi and Mangalore to step in and explore what is going on with the media here? Or at least support those who are trying to fight against these unethical media?

What exactly are these intellectuals, columnists, editors are afraid of?

In general it is sad to see Udupi, Mangalore known as “buddivantara jille” with educated population turning a blind eye to corrupt, sleazy, yellow journalism mafia gripping our districts. Journalists running arrack shop and matkha dens, taking photos of naked patients in emergency room, taking bribes from truck owners to write favourable articles and put pressure on district administration, taking photos and videos of victims of assault victims instead of showing basic human decency to help, encouraging mob behaviour to get a good photo / videoshoot, thriving blackmail industry to harass businesses and people alike, harassing people in the name of “freedom of press” – if these warning signs are not enough to make likes of Rajashekaras, Bhaskar Raos, Kamaths and Pais to take notice of the problem we don’t know what is.


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  1. Anantha Krishna Says:

    Hi, got here from Google. Good site. I agree TV and newspapers now are out of control,,anything goes as long as they sell I think. Now as far as intellectuals most of them are shallow anyway, they only protest when someone gives them enough “grant” to talk or write on an issue. All the best – Anantha Krishna, Karkala.

  2. Srinivas Hemmudi Says:

    Since when intellectuals of our districts have spoken for common people? They live in their own world and write when it suits them.

  3. ತೀರ್ಥರಾಜ್ ಕಾಂಚನ್ Says:

    ಇಂತಹ ನಕಲಿ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸೊಲ್ಲೆತದ ನಮ್ಮ ಬುದ್ದಿ ಜೀವಿಗಳನ್ನು, ಬುದ್ದಿಗೇಡಿ ಜೀವಿಗಳು ಎನ್ನೋಣವೇ?

  4. Jagan Shanthi Upadhyalu Says:

    I think only this blog throws light on the corrupt journalism of undevided DK district.
    Before writing on other global topics intellectuals of this district must help to clean the corrupt media.

  5. shashidhara kemmannu Says:

    In Udupi,
    if someone allegedly assaults a pressperson…
    there will be protests after protests/ black badges/ demand for arrest etc…

    if someone kills a journalist in front of other journalists…
    there will be absolute silence…

    in conclusion: MURDER BETTER THAN ASSAULT???

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