Thursday, January 01, 2009

Bhadas: A window to the world of Indian media


A website has become a forum for raising media-related issues in India, especially the Hindi print and electronic media.

No longer can a newpaper refuse to pay salaries to a stringer or a group sack its staffers without a whimper. It was an irony that exploitation within the media world remained unreported and nobody could raise voice.

But the website Bhadas4Media has changed all that. Yashwant Singh, who is the editor of the site, is credited for brining this change. When Bhadas reported that a particular media group hadn't paid its stringers, the news reached across the Indian media world and the money was released.

When Dainik Bhaskar, a prominent Hindi newspaper group, that is a profitable venture, started sacking journalists without rhyme and reason, the site raised the issue and Bhaskar editors had to send emails to stop the panic and put an end to the controversy that was bringing negative publicity.

The website has achieved this fame in little time. Literally Bhadas (or Bhadaas), a Hindustani-Urdu-Hindi word is used for giving vent to one's angst, frustration or pentup anger.

The website has brought a sea change as things which couldn't be printed in papers, are being openly reported and discussed. News from this journalistic watchdog website spreads across media circles in a matter of minutes.

Apart from news from within media, the interviews and autobiographical accounts of journalists have made the site, a successful venture. Our congratulations to Bhadas4Media Team and the Editor Mr Yashwant Singh.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right, vernacular media mein sab se jyada exploitation hai.

Kavindra

यशवंत सिंह yashwant singh said...

शुक्रिया भाई, इस शानदार रिपोर्ट के लिए। पढ़कर दिल खुश हो गया।
नए साल की आपको ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं।
हो सके तो रिंग करिएगा, मेरा नंबर है 9999330099

आभार के साथ
यशवंत
भड़ास4मीडिया

Krishna said...

Thanks for introducing to the website. I checked it. The site is promising.

pagal patrakar said...

also check this website - www.fakingnews.com

Anonymous said...

अच्छी बात है कि हिन्दी मे मीडिया केन्द्रित वेब साइट खुल रही है. उनकी साख बनाने की ज्ररूरत भी है.

ray said...

Hi,

I was reading ur blog posts and found some of them to be very good.. u write well.. Why don't you popularize it more.. ur posts on ur blog ‘EditIndia: Indian Media Journalism Website/Blog’ took my particular attention as some of them are interesting topics of mine too;

BTW I help out some ex-IIMA guys who with another batch mate run www.rambhai.com where you can post links to your most loved blog-posts. Rambhai was the chaiwala at IIMA and it is a site where users can themselves share links to blog posts etc and other can find and vote on them. The best make it to the homepage!

This way you can reach out to rambhai readers some of whom could become your ardent fans.. who knows.. :)

Cheers,

Pramit Singh said...

You make some very good observation on the rather sorry state of Indian Mainstream Media.

I came across your blog while I was searching for media blogs in India and it is good thing that you are doing.

I shall be adding your rss to my Google Reader List.

BTW, I wrote about the greatest moments in Indian Blogging a while ago and in there I mentioned how MSM picks stories from bloggers.

Cheers.

indian Heritage said...

tahalka kee tarah vrandaban mi bhi aek denik ke patrakar ne pyau ke liye aek mahila se panga le liya .mahilane ushke khilaf riport kee to patrakar ne mahila par aatmhatya ka aarop laga dia mahila kee jamanat bhee hogai esh akhabar kee riport kafee shamay se bibadit or swarthbhari aarhihei .

alok said...

sir jo kaam aap kar raha woh bahut i sarahaniya

kal u p press club lucknow ma aap sa mil kar achaa lagaa aur award ka bahut bahut badahiya

Sushil Gangwar said...

Hello
Sir

we r running journalism community site www.pressvarta.com . Plz make your profile & share ur News , Video , Blogs , Pics .

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shipra said...

mein aapne ek friend k through iss blog se judi hu.iam not a philosopher jo iss blog par badi badi faku.seriously i just want to put on my views on vary topic like,really this is the end of corruption.passing of lok pal bill is just not lead to its end.its effective implimentation also a needful requirement.Mr hazare has done his job successfully no doubt in this.but question arises that complex administration of our country let it happen in correct manner!

anand shukl said...

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