Tamil media's cover up act
Posted on: 17 Oct 2012
Kudankulam has been in the headlines for many months because of the powerful anti-nuclear people's agitation. The agitators were using only legitimate and peaceful means of protest but the authorities were nervous and resorted to strong arm tactics to scare away the protestors. These techniques resulted in the death of two men – both married, with children. But Tamil media hardly reported these deaths. Why? Was it because of the laziness of urban journalists to travel up to Kudankulam or because of some sinister cover up strategy of the media industry? To read an analysis of media attitude towards Kudankulam agitation in The Hoot, click here.