SUBJECT: Communication SkillsFACULTY: Parveen SirTOPIC: ‘How Media Built and Blew the Anna Movement’PREPARED and PRESENTED BY:Students of MJMC-1. 2012-14
Born on 15 June 1937 in Bhingar, Bombay Province, British India. Served in the army during the 1962 Chinese aggression. Sole survivor of an aerial attack in the Indo-Pak War 1965, was driving the truck. After serving in the army for 15 years, took voluntary retirement in 1978. At one point of time in his life, he almost committed suicide questioning the meaning of his life. Inspired by Swami Vivekananda, Gandhi and Vinoda Bhave’s writings , he decided to reform his village-Ralegaon Siddhi. After modernizing Ralegaon Siddhi, he decided to work against corruption. Carried out a number of anti-corruption protests in Maharashtra which resulted in the indictment of a few politicians as well administrative officers. Responsible for the enactment of the Right to Information Act 2005 (RTI) Involved himself in the nation’s struggle against corruption in late 2011 and soon became the face of the movement against corruption.
January 30: Public marches in over 60 cities to demand anti- corruption Lokpal bill. Social reformer Anna Hazare, former top cop Kiran Bedi, activist Swami Agnivesh and lawyer Prashant Bhushan participate in Delhi rally. February 26: Hazare announces fast unto death from April 5 if Prime Minister Manmohan Singh does not decide on civil society’s inclusion in drafting the bill. April 5: Hazare starts fast at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. April 8: Hazare announces decision to end fast as government agrees to form 10-member panel of civil society members and union ministers to draft a stringent anti-corruption law. April 9: Hazare ends fast.
April 16: Joint committee’s first cordial meet. Both sides exchange drafts. May 30: Differences appear as government disagrees on including prime minister, Supreme and High Court judges and MPs’ conduct in parliament within Lokpal’s ambit. June 6: Civil society members boycott meet a day after police crackdown against yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s fast in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan. August 15: Hazare denied permission to fast at Delhi’s JP Narayan Memorial Park after Team Anna agrees to accept only 16 of police’s 22 conditions. August 16: Hazare begins fast, detained early morning and sent to seven-day judicial custody to Tihar jail. August 19: Hazare leaves Tihar Jail, continues fast at Ramlila Maidan. August 25: After meetings with political parties and Team Anna, government agrees to debate all versions of Lokpal bill in parliament. August 27: Both houses of parliament debate Lokpal bill, adjourn after adopting ‘sense of the house’ and agreeing to Hazare’s three demands that will be sent to standing committee on Lokpal bill. August 28: Anna breaks fast on 13th day.
We live in a country or society where each one of us is carrying a set of opinions regarding a particular topic, event, process or an individual. These opinions drive the nation into a certain direction. Therefore, it becomes very important to observe the nature of these opinions and also respect them before we engage. Several factors affect our opinions. Some internal and others external.
1. History2. Experiences3. Ideologies4. Religious and Cultural Traditions5. Values6. Social and Educational Background7. Media
Round the Maintaining Neutrality Involving theclock coverage the pitch masses Educating the Anna On Media International masses Coverage Exposure
1. Sudden 2. Too Much 3. Far Too Many 4. HighlightingDesertion Coverage Discussions the Anna- Kejriwal-Bedi Conflict 5. Telecasting 6. Image Makeover 7. Question Of Biased Opinions for the Media Media Ethics
The Anna Movement died a slow death. Though the media didproject itself as a neutral party, but hints of it being an ardentsupporter of Anna could be seen here and there.After several allegations against certain Team Annamembers, the media felt the need to leave the playground. Itstarted acting as a pragmatic observer all of a sudden.In one way or another, the media was responsible for fuellingthis mass movement. The sudden withdrawal drained out mostof the energy from the movement.