Sudhir Chaudhary, editor, Zee News, and its prime-time anchor, was responsible for publicising dodgy footage from JNU that helped incriminate the group of students charged with sedition. He spoke to Anoo Bhuyan on how he looks at news.
Since Zee News is responsible for leading this story, what is your opinion on how the issue at JNU has panned out?
Anti-national slogans are being raised for a long time in JNU and other places- shouting anti-national slogans, azaadi slogans. For example in Srinagar, it happens every Friday. But we have been taking all these things for granted. Media also doesn’t want to report it. How can (students) in a university in the capital of India, can shout these kind of slogans? Can you imagine such a situation in a country like America or France? We thought this time we should report it and this time we should raise it to the entire nation.
Do you believe in just reporting the news ? Doesn’t the campaign style create unwarranted hype and create...