This is the first book on environmental journalism in South Asia. It provides an important benchmark for journalism in the region as well as an excellent source of material for the future evolution of environmental journalism. This is a collection of essays by prominent Indian and South Asian environmental journalists. Apart from essays from India, there are contributions from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives. The essays examine this specialization of journalism both historically and in the present.
Chapter 18: Tiger Defends the Biodiversity
Tiger Defends the Biodiversity
‘Environmental journalism’—these two words bring to the reader's mind a whole world of environmental complexities in a readable or appealing form, depending on which medium is being used to convey the complex issues and on which context of time and space it is being used.
While journalism is the fourth pillar of democracy and seeks to scrutinise the state or any other public service agency which manages public property and public interest, the professional prefix environmental brackets the sympathy of the writer to the Green issues. All the same, the professional duty of objectivity cannot be bypassed in every professional step and angle of the story or the policy in focus. Both sides of the argument pertaining to the ...