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January 5, 2017 / subramanyam

All the best Arnab


Wishing one and all a very happy and prosperous new year 2017.

What comes to your mind when you hear the name Arnab Goswami?   To me, it has always been the NewsHour man who shouts (should I say screams) at his panelists and pushes his opinion.

However,  post his stint in the Times Now, we see an entirely different version of Arnab.  We see an Arnab who actually debates and tears down the arguments of others.  He is strong on facts and figures and is presenting is opinions in a  great manner.  I am pleasantly surprised by the way this man is voicing out his thoughts now.

Here is a fantastic video of Arnab’s comments in a panel discussion.  Here he is speaking about International media and the Western Hegemony over it.   He enlists the number of news channels we have in India, talks about the number of publications we have, the number newspapers we have and the amount of interest an average Indian has for the news across the borders.  Then he speaks about the little interest we get to see for cross-border news in US and UK.

He presents his views on funding that the media houses receive and the baggage that the funding brings in.  He brings to light the inherent biases that exist in the system; he uses coverage that Paris attacks got and the coverage Mumbai terror attacks got in the international media to prove his point.

Then he talks about the hegemony of the western media houses in the space of international news.

A video worth watching. I loved the way this man articulated his viewpoint.

He recently announced his new venture would be called “Republic.”  Wishing success to him in his new venture. Hope his dream of having an International News Network operating out of Indian soil becomes a reality in 2017.

 

All the best Arnab.

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