Dalit Digital Media: Shuddering the Hinduized News Media-PartI

15Aug08

By Saint
What is happening in the Digital world?

Ever since internet and IT became part of our lives, there is a tremendous transformation of our communication system, communication media, interpersonal communications and also in the press and TV media. This is a great challenge for the traditional media, so they have all facing this challenges some of them make it, and others are loosing the battle in this changing times?.

But, for the right thinking individuals and groups, this changing times are a superb opportunity to grab and boot the conventional news, as the consequence is the emergence of digital media which sends a shrill into the spine of shivering “Traditional Media.”
This is true as far as Indian national news media groups, certainly true in the international media networks too. It is the modern bloggers and internet news sites that are making progress steadily, ask New York times or other such giant news mogul how much revenue they are loosing from advertisement and subscriptions, you will know the truth. Ironic, is in’t. This is happening at the price of these news media ignoring what people need and what this society needs in terms of news on a day to day basis.

The traditional Indian news groups like Hindu, Indian Express and Times of India and the likes are fully staffed by hindu and chauvinistic, casteistic people who cannot think out of their little “Frog’s Well” to say so!?. First of all they have this eternal bias and bigoted heads, but the other issue is the “Fear of loosing everything they accumulated and squandered by betraying the society and poor people?. If dalits move into the media, and if they become media moguls in India, which will be the disastrous end to all those who are running the news group. There will be hardly any non hindus (the Shudras, Bcs and Sc, Sts) will not buy the traditional media), which brings only 15% of the population to care about the traditional media, the rest of 85% the real non-hindus will go for the insightful dalit media.

Dalit Media, oh yea?, what is dalit media anyways?. I am quite sure there is lot of Indians including some dalits asking this question or pondering over whatever is Dalit Media is all about?.
Some of the Blogs and website that are challenging the traditional news papers are listed, these to the most part are run by dalits, except few but the few of them are genuine writers who seek attention to dalit issues (blogs such as: Ultra violet). Some of the Key blogs and sites are listed below, they range from Dalits writers blog to others who honestly see this casteism and it’s pathological effect of Indian society, needs utmost importance to change India. These only few of the several other blogs and sites that are not mentioned here are doing their part of cleaning up the media monopoly and making sure that people get the right news at the right time. Some of those blogs are listed here:

I. Dalit Blogs for Dalits upliftment:

UpliftThem: http://upliftthem.blogspot.com
GreatScholar: http://greatscholar.blogspot.com
BabaSaheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar & his People: http://www.ambedkar.org/
Atrocity News: https://atrocitynews.wordpress.com
Ambedkartimes: http://ambedkartimes.com
Dalit Solidarity News: http://dalits.blogspot.com/
Dalit Newwork News:http://www.dalitnetwork.org/go?/dfn/blog
Apocryphal, A Gossip Corner on Dalit issues: http://apocryphal.wordpress.com/
Thus Spoke Dr.Ambedkar: http://ambedkarquotes.wordpress.com/
Meena Kandasamy: http://meenu.wordpress.com/
Nepal Dalit:http://rajendraonline.wordpress.com/
Eradicate Manual Scavenging: http://www.swachchakar.blogspot.com/
Super Hindus & Enormous Crime: http://superhindus.wordpress.com/
Samatha Blog:Community of Dalits: http://samatha.freeflux.net/
Dalit Voice: www.dalitvoice.org
Kuffir: http://kufr.blogspot.com/
bhupinder: http://readerswords.wordpress.com/
Dalit Murasu:http://thatstamil.oneindia.in/dalitmurasu/
Counter Currents:http://www.countercurrents.org/

II. Blogs that Justifiably supports dalit upliftment:
Cyber Gandhi: Escape From India: http://escapefromindia.wordpress.com/
Kafila: http://kafila.org/
Ultra Violet:http://youngfeminists.wordpress.com/
Blogbharti: http://www.blogbharti.com/

III. Foriegn Blogs/Sites: Humanitarian and Human rights, dalits emancipation

Counter Punch: http://www.counterpunch.org
Alternet News: http://www.alternet.org/
Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/
Media Matters for America:http://mediamatters.org/index
Anyone who goes through these alternate digital news would appreciate the sear knowledge, straightforward analysis of events by these writers can stand distinctively than those Times of India, Hindu or New York Times. Is this is the beginning of demolishing the bigotry in media in the world which is owned by few people who own and make billions through selling news that are made up stories, to the most part nothing to do with helping people and uplifting the needy?.

will be continued in the part II….



3 Responses to “Dalit Digital Media: Shuddering the Hinduized News Media-PartI”

  1. 1 amaths

    Hi, I am a regular reader of this site and thank you for listing these sites perating to news on Dalits. I know there are many people who read these blogs and news article but do not comment. I request all who read these sites to come forward and participate by expressing their opinion. Also, it would be great if these sites are made popular by forwarding the URLs to know friends and user groups.

    thanks and regards

  2. It true that dalits have been victims of silence. Now the digital media has given them an opportunity to speak. the listing of web sites or blogs is quite useful.
    However,I would like to add another blog to this list. It is ” http:// dalitliberation.blogspot.com”

  3. 3 kureela

    Dalits are victims of dalit leaderships who become bumm lickers of hindu led government in India .these leaderships forgotten how Dr Ambedkar was killed by replacing the Insulin vial by Nehru and their party.our dalit leaderships and all retired burecrates are silence on Saxena commette repot which was formed after Dr Ambedkar death.It is shame on dalit leaderships and their NGOs who are standing with congress and other hindu party.time has come dalits should recognised these mashrooms leaderships and weeded out from the dalits lives.Jai Bheem.


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