Tuesday, November 09, 2004

The Hindu editorials

The Hindu has editorial articles about the topics mentioned in a previous post. Here are the links:

  • Beating up the messenger.

    "The community of journalists in Kerala must be complimented for understanding that the central issue is media freedom, and for not allowing itself to be diverted by any controversy over sensationalism and yellow journalism. After all, as Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru pointed out decades ago, respect for freedom of the press does not mean putting up with what you agree — it means tolerating what you are unhappy about."

  • Protecting witnesses.

    "The phenomenon of witnesses turning hostile during trial is a pervasive problem that has undermined public confidence in the criminal justice system and contributed to an abysmal rate of convictions in India. Successful law enforcement is predicated on the willingness of individuals to provide information and tender evidence. Experience around the world has shown that the extent of such willingness depends on the capacity of the state to protect people from threats and ensure their safety."


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