We (writers, artists, litterateurs and media persons) have every right to tell the truth in our way. It can have different colors, different languages and may be dramatic too. But we as the citizens have every right to know the truth. This famous statement of Nobel laureate Harold Pinter given in his speech at the time of receiving Nobel Prize has the directive for modern media as well. Today millions of pages are printed, hours of sound bites and miles of visuals are poured upon readers and viewers to explain the complexities of the modern world. However, the words and speeches say less and hide more. In fact, they have become tools in hiding the misdeeds of power and diverting the common people’s attention. Most of the news and analysis are either sponsored or aimed at serving the cause of rich and powerful. We either read or listen paid news in different forms or we as reader or viewer is the victim of private treaties done by corporate media.
Our main object is to rescue the media from the clutches of money and political power and establish an independent and people’s media with the people, for the people, and of the people.
———————————-Team India Samvad–———————–-