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B.V.Seetharam case : CNN-IBN Reporter Threatens this blogger for exposing factual error in his report. “Freedom of media” applies only to Main Stream Media and not bloggers?

January 13, 2009


D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN misguides viewers by spreading false news to cover his friend blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam

D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN

D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN has threatened Udupi Press Victim for exposing factual errors in his report on this blog.

D.P.Satish writes:

Nobody has given you the rights to tarnish the image of an honest and professional journalist in the name of exposing blacksheeps (sic) in the media. Now, either you prove all charges against me or tender an apology.If you don’t publish my reply and remove post about my role, me and my channel CNNIBN will be forced to initiate criminal proceedings against you and your blog site. Our company (A Time Warner venture) is well within its rights to file cases against you in a Delhi court and a court in the USA under IPC, CrPC and Cyber laws of both India and America.

You asked for proof and here you have it.

Ok let us take this one step at a time.

D.P.Satish’s report telecast on CNN-IBN whose transcript is available on CNN-IBN website ( says the following:

Misleading headline in CNN-IBN

Misleading headline in CNN-IBN

D.P.Satish may disown the headline, but a reporter’s name is right below the headline how can one claim innocence?

D.P.Satish may say he is telecasting what B.V.Seetharam told – but isn’t it the duty of journalist to provide both side of the story or at least make it clear in the heading that story subject said so?

There are two factual errors staring at anyone who has followed arrest of blackmail “journalist” B.V.Seetharam.

  • D.P.Satish’s headline says “Editor” – B.V.Seetharam is neither Editor or Reporter for “Karavali Ale” by his own admission. He has submitted affidavit to this effect in the court (different matter BVSee is doing that to send some bakra Editor to jail in blackmail / defamation cases)
  • D.P.Satish’s headline indicates BVSee was arrested for writing against RSS – this is false. BVSee was arrested per a non-bailable warrant issued by Hon’ble Judge in a District Court.  Also it is not clear at all that BVSee said so as D.P.Satish claims.  If that was the case headline would have been in the lines of “Journalist claims he was arrested for writing against RSS”.

These are the facts.

D.P.Satish never bothered to check other side of the story where an innocent person Bhojaraja Shetty was painted as a rapist in B.V.Seetharam’s newspapers just because Mr.Shetty refused to bow down to BV Seetharam’s demand for 1 Lakh Rupees.

Click here for Bhojaraja Shetty’s version of events leading up to arrest of blackmail journalist.

So to conclude, we stand by our earlier post exposing D.P.Satish’s unethical, if not lazy reporting.

We will be happy to modify the post as requested by D.P.Satish, provided:

  • Mr.D.P.Satish modifies the heading on CNN-IBN portal to reflect facts OR
  • Telecast other side of the story – where an innocent poor teacher was portrayed as a rapist by B.V.Seetharam in his newspapers just because Mr.Bhojaraja Shetty refused to bow down to 1 Lakh Rupees demand by B.V.Seetharam.

Bhojaraja Shetty’s Press Conference on YouTube:

B.V.Seetharam's blackmail victim Bhojaraja Shetty speaks in a Press Conference in Udupi

B.V.Seetharam's blackmail victim Bhojaraja Shetty speaks in a Press Conference in Udupi

From UdupiChannel, here is YouTube video of Press Conference in Udupi where victim of BVSeetharam, Bhojaraja Shetty explained his side of the story. Check from 6:00 (Video is in Kannada).

Mr.Satish, we’ve made it easy for you – you have the video footage below, you have other side of the story, you have the sound bytes (albeit in Kannada).


On a related note isn’t it odd to see a MSM (Main Stream Media) reporter name dropping CNN, Time Warner, USA etc and such in his bid to cover errors in his reports? Are bloggers supposed to fear Time Warner or USA etc?

It is very ironic that D.P.Satish who himself maintains a blog ( is now threatening freedom of expression of a fellow blogger. 

Also begs a question – is freedom of press an exclusive domain of “traditional” or “Main Stream Media” journalists?


And as far as Satish’s threats – he can silence a blog using his corporate muzzle power, but backups of this blog are ready to go on servers of Russia, Spain and Korea should Satish goes ahead with his threats. ಸತೀಶ್ ಅವರೇ, ಒಂದು ವಿಷಯ ತಮಗೆ ತಿಳಿದಿರಲಿ – ಈ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿನ ಪ್ರತಿಗಳು ರಶಿಯಾ, ಸ್ಪೇನ್, ಕೊರಿಯಾ ದೇಶಗಳ ಸರ್ವರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದು ಸ್ವಿಚ್ ಒತ್ತಿದರೆ ಸಿಗುವಂತೆ ವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಮಾಡಲಾಗಿದೆ. ತಾವೇನೋ ಈ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಬಾಯಿ ಮುಚ್ಚಿಸಬಹುದು – ಅದಾದರೆ ಪ್ರಪಂಚದ ಬ್ಲಾಗೋಸ್ಪೀಯರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ಅಗ್ರಿಗೇಟರುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಗೂಗಲ್ ಹುಡುಕಾಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತು ಇಂಟರ್ ನೆಟ್ಟುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರು ಅಜರಾಮರವಾಗುವಂತೆ ನೋಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೇವೆ. 


B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail victim speaks:”B.V.Seetaram demanded 1 Lakh Rupees. BVSee has ruined my life”. Meanwhile D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN tries to cover his blackmailing friend by filing false stories

January 9, 2009

“ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಒಂದು ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿ
ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಬ್ಲಾಕ್ ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು”

"B.V.Seetharam demanded one lakh rupees. When I didn't pay portrayed me as a rapist in his newspaper" - Bhojaraja Shetty in Press Conference, Udupi

"B.V.Seetharam demanded one lakh rupees. When I didn't pay he portrayed me as a rapist in his newspaper" - Bhojaraja Shetty in Press Conference, Udupi

B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail victim and person who filed defamation case against B.V.Seetharam shares his anguish in a Udupi Press Conference.

For those who can’t read Kannada here are the excerpts from Press Conference in which B.V.Seetharam’s victim Mr.Bhojaraja Shetty explained mental agony he had to go through because of B.V.Seetaram’s blackmail journalism. News from “Hosadiganta” – an upright daily newspaper from Mangalore.

UDUPI: “Witout any proof or basis, B.V.Seetaram of Karavali Ale newspaper portrayed me as a rapist. Please do not support such blackmail journalist who has ruined our life. Why aren’t you protesting such acts of B.V.Seetharam” asked Bhojaraja Shetty of Shankarapura (Udupi District).

In a press conference Shetty asked if there is no value for common man when a blackmail journalist like B.V.Seetharam can portray anyone as a rapist. “For two years B.V.Seetharam has mentally tortured me by blackmailing for 1 Lakh Rupees. I had not done any wrong neither did I have any money to pay. So when I didn’t pay B.V.Seetharam, he portrayed me as a rapist in his newspapers. I have full belief that court will provide me justice, but I am horrified that blackmail journalist like B.V.Seetharam is getting support in some sections of the society” he said.

Shetty also said “B.V.Seetharam ignored repeated summons on this case thus causing contempt of court. I had filed a case in July 31, 2007 and court had issued summons twice on July 7, 2008 and August 11, 2008. Still he did not respond and through Mangalore SP another warrant was issued on Nov 2, 2008. For defaming me, I need justice”.

Bhojaraja Shetty’s wife Shakuntala Shetty and lawyer Girish Aithal were present in the press conference.

Not surprisingly this Press Conference went unreported in most of the media.

In earlier post we explored how media is acting as if they are above law and above anguish of a victim clearly shows how brutal and corrupt media can be when one of their own is caught redhanded and arrested per court order.

Some more misinformation being spread by journalists of Karnataka to save one of their own:


D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN helps his blackmailing journalist friend B.V.Seetharam by twisting the issue and saying “Newspaper Editor held for criticising RSS”!

D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN misguides viewers by spreading false news to cover his friend blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam

Ugly mug shot of liar unprofessional journalist D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN who misguided viewers by spreading false news to cover his friend blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam. Please send email to to expose this false reporting of D.P.Satish

Can there be more shameful conduct than this? Facts are B.V.Seetharam was arrested on a non-bailable warrant issued by court and police just implemented the warrant. And warrant was for a defamation case where B.V.Seetharam had portrayed an innocent person as a rapist in his newspaper because that person did not pay up 1 Lakh Rupees asked by B.V.Seetharam.

Please expose this liar D.P.Satish by writing to his bosses at Whatever D.P.Satish’s political viewpoint is, it is totally unnecessary to drag RSS, BJP when B.V.Seetharam was arrested on a non-bailable warrant issued by a court in a defamation case. D.P.Satish is unprofessional journalist and media man who need to be investigated by busybodies in media for twisting the story to suit his viewpoint.