Television as Lynch Mob: DM Report on JNU Incident raises Questions of Media Ethics | SabrangIndia

Teesta Setalvad summarises main findings of the report of the Magisterial enquiry:

Major Findings of the Report of the District Magistrate (DM):

  1. Nothing adverse could be found against Kanhaiya Kumar. No witness or video available to me could support allegation against him.
  2. Umar Khalid was visible in videos. His support for the role of Afzal Guri is known and he was the organizer of the event. His role needs to be further investigated (Page 1 ) The Magistrate further says that after a close watching of the videos, he “did not hear any slogan from the mouth of Umar Khalid” (Page 23)
  3. Three out of seven videos which were sent for verification were found to be doctored including one news clipping of a News Channel found on You-Tube

Television as Lynch Mob: DM Report on JNU Incident raises Questions of Media Ethics | SabrangIndia

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