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Why does the BBC publish more negative news about India? Why is the BBC and some western broadcasters mainly focused on publishing the negative side of India?


Our blogger Tanmay Mehra of the ED Times commented on this phenomenon on the BBC as racist, showing only the negative news and not reporting on the good things.

BBC racist coverage of India is sick and must be stopped immediately as it continues to show India in a bad light


Those words got people running to their radio systems as they eagerly poked an ear out and turned up the volume to listen to the daily briefings of the Hear BBC World Service.

Throughout the empire (and beyond) this was THE ministry people heard. All announcements of major world events over the past two centuries were preceded by these three words.

Suffice it to say that the BBC was and is very, very popular. His news programs are seen internationally and his war coverage is damn good.

But the inherent racism and elitism are creeping through.

The racism that witnessed the outbreak of colonialism for years and is now slowly but surely appearing on television, print media and the general, everyday conversations of people in Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

GOSH, that's a mouthful.

Be that as it may, the inherent superiority that the British felt and still feel over others is ingrained in society, as watching soap operas is in ours. In fact, it is such a habit that people hardly notice it even when it is played in national and international forums.

BBC racist coverage of India is everywhere.

You may be thinking what am I talking about on this forum? Well it's everywhere, but the most famous is that famous Shashi Tharoor video in which he “destroys” a British journalist who claims the British Empire's impact on India and the world has been positive.

Aside from Tharor's exemplary grammar (oh my Wren & Martin, whatte grammar), this show gives a frightening and realistic look at how post-colonial British thought works.

In another video, the anchor goes out interviewing people on the street across the British Empire. There's an interesting conversation in the first few minutes of this video that looks something like this:

Anchor: What do you know about the British Empire?

Man: I think we've brought people a lot of freedom ... a lot of opportunities.

In another,

Anchor: What do you know about the British Empire?

Mrs: I think they ruled countries, I mean they helped rule other countries.

Have you noticed the clear lack of facts and basic knowledge in ordinary people? Do you notice the clear sense of superiority that exists in the psyche?

Well, that thought process didn't go mainstream on its own, which added to the lack of knowledge. He was nudged into the people by the regular programming by the old BBC.

If you start to notice, the general coverage of India in BBC documentaries is that of a poor country, basically what they left us in 1947 just to calm the British ego.

Any indication that India was advancing after its divine presence was lifted would drive home the point where development did not depend on it.

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Take the example of BBC's Kolkata , a Sue Perkins documentary, to quote Amit Chaudhuri's article from The Guardian with a flowing personal impressionism.Also, it is not clear to the creators of these programs that Indians might be among their viewers - although some of them are shown in India on BBC World . “

In addition, media analyst Ajai K. Rai reported in the Journal of the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis that the BBC photos of the Kashmir conflict to make India look bad.

Another example is the clearly biased reporting of similar events.

As they cover the 11,000 heat-related deaths in France, they say:

"We don't want the aftermath of this heat wave to be macabre, but rather that we really understand the difficulties in the health and social networks and make sure that the resources are not forgotten ..."

But on India's 1000 odd deaths it willpresentswith generous references to bears, frogs and donkeys:

Such acts seem bizarre, but are a common ritual in villages to call on the rain gods “.

I got the above example from this article.

Check out the examples of the BBC's more uneven coverage of India.

In addition, British children are rarely taught about their colonial past. Even if they are, they are not told all of the facts and instead believe that it has been a fruitful endeavor for all parties, as the example of a reporter above shows.

On the aforementioned newscast, where Shashi Tharoor was present, a young woman openly says that none of the things Tharoor talked about (common knowledge for us Indians and atrocities / brutalities by British) are taught in British schools and whatever she knew about the problem, she had learned from his book.

That's how deep the problem is. We have an extremely influential broadcaster that shows negative, racist coverage of India while British children are hidden from the reality of the atrocities committed by their ancestors or those who were also party to the party. No wonder they openly argue that they owe us nothing.

This tendency for some countries to forget their past and their role in the status quo of countries should be attacked and brought to the public. The narrative needs to be corrected so that when the dust rises the history books will not be "BBC racist coverage of India" but a holistic reality.

And stop judging us, BBC.We don't owe you anything either.

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