Oppn dig at media over paid news phenomenon
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 20:57
New Delhi: The Opposition on Wednesday took a dig at media for "paid news" phenomenon saying the purpose of free press has been defeated.

The issue was raised both in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha during discussion on the issue of corruption.

"...The whole concept of giving freedom to media is defeated. ...We have started getting paid news service," Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley said.

He raised concern over role of media in shaping public opinion with the emergence of "paid news services" in the last two years.

Jaitley also said corruption is an important issue haunting the society and has acquired the centre-stage in the recent days.

In the Lok Sabha, Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP) said "paid news" played a big role during elections.


First Published: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 20:57

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