But the new online independent media publications remain small ventures that enrich the public sphere but lack the share of voice of the mainstream.
Here are a few defining aspects of Independent Media: Report news in-depth, without opinions Common interest stories and events Provide the people with facts and facts alone Data-driven journalism, that is, use facts and verifiable data Their stories often take shape of long investigative stories Offer plurality in diversity in voices Talk about issues that would otherwise be swept under the rug When people get information from independent sources, they are encouraged to think critically and form their own opinions, making independent media vital for any democracy.
A platform, that is vital towards sustainable, good governance. Are not the Indian media behaving much like Queen Marie Antoinette, who said that if the people had no bread, they should eat cake?
Bajpai referred to one edition of the show which reported on farmers being forced to part with their land for an Adani power project. In this picture you can see David Raj, a retired army official, who wants a countrywide ban on the sale of liquor.
The majority of Indian audiences are still stuck to the free or ad-supported model as of now. The niche media landscape has also been enriched by several other sites.
There is some assiduous self-censorship on behalf of corporate India too. Only a few journalists tend to take an independent line," Abhishek Singhvi, a spokesperson for the opposition Congress party, wrote in a recent column.