Deans wrote:Is there some way we can get the Govt to intervene and not allow Pak Generals to appear on our channels ? In any self respecting country Musharraf would be called a war criminal (waging an illegal war, supporting terrorism and having men under his command torture and kill prisoners). On CNN News 18 he is treated as a VIP and given coverage on prime time to spew venom. He was joined by his former spokesman, Gen Quereshi and assorted Fauji afsar's all reading from the ISI script. The sight of them getting more TV time than our own experts, disgusts me.
I have written to Col Rathore (Min I&B) and CNN TV 18. No acknowledgement.
I think the opposite view should be given a chance to air their views. Gives a balance to discussions... outright ban is not right.
But I agree, that this balance has to be found by the media outlets. May be the govt. can create a independent body which checks standards of journalism so that there is always a balanced discussion amongst well meaning persons who intends good for the nation. They should be fined and taken off air, if the right standards are not met.