Between Belief and Disbelief
The news media remains powerful yet irresponsible in South Asia. Unfortunately, public perception will do little to change it.
Producers that work with Live News Production will understand the frenzy caused when the unexpected happens. For instance, when a bomb blast strikes somewhere in Pakistan, producers are instantly charged with accurate and comprehensive picture. On the other hand, they must ensure that no visuals that may be sensitive in nature (such as mangled bodies) should go live. The problem appears when there is a tussle between a se- a plethora of channels to choose from, viewers are attracted to the ones that provide constant updates and realistic visuals. “Why are you people cropping the visuals? Release them as they are,” shouts an official. Futile argu-