Manipulative Reporting and Rights of the Public
Posted on October 25th, 2021

Palitha Mapatuna

Watching recently a particular news channel, it seemed obvious that the reporting on the opening of schools was calculated to show the authorities in a bad light; the schools in which the attendance was low were focussed upon, whereas the others were almost entirely ignored.

It seems that this type of reporting is not only unethical but abusive of the rights of the public to be provided with an impartial view on matters of vital concern to them.   

However, it seems that, for some reason or other, partiality in reporting is not rare in the country.

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