ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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THE MEDIA- Western Domination, a Cover for Government Control

THE MEDIA 'Western Domination', a Cover for Government Control Sumanta Banerjee RIGHT from the days of the late Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian state power has been adept at borrowing slogans and devices from the international socialist movement, and in diluting and distorting them to serve its own interests. We have seen during the last three decades how in our economy, programmes like 'nationalisation', 'workers' participation in management' and 'land reforms' have worked out in practice. Through some peculiar political osmosis, these ostensibly radical measures were made to blend with the prevailing modes of the status quo and to deprive those at the bottom of our society of their due rights. Now, it is the turn of the media. In the name of fighting the 'cultural imperialism of the West' and the 'industrialist owners of the press' and upholding 'socialist development' and 'national integration', the government appears to be planning to clip the wings of the media and put them in their place.

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