(Social Media Report):- Why farmer agitation in Delhi is not being covered by the Indian news channels can be easily understood by looking at the owners of these channels:
Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries owns 20 news channels, the most prominent of which are News 18, CNBC Awaaz, CNN-News 18, and CNBC TV18. In addition, it has news portals such as First Post and Money Control.
All Zee News channels are owned by Subhash Chandra, a Rajya Sabha member from the BJP. It is also the owner of WION, the international English language news channel.
-Republic TV was jointly launched in 2017 by BJP Rajya Sabha members Rajiv Chandrasekhar and Arnab Goswami.
– The owner of India TV, Rajat Sharma was a member of ABVP which is the student wing of K RSS.
News24 is owned by Anuradha Prasad, sister of current Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the K Modi government.
-The owner of Sudarshan News is Suresh Chavanke who has been a long time volunteer and office bearer of ABVP and RSS.
-India News and New News -X are owned by Karthik Sharma who is the brother of K Mannu Sharma (who shot and killed Jessica Lal).
According to Business Line, Mohinder Nahata, a close associate of Mukesh Ambani who is a board member of Reliance Jio, has so far acquired 52 per cent stake in NDTV and the real owners (promoters) of the news channel, Prannoy Rai and Radhika. Struggling to retain control over their editorial policies.
That is why the fourth pillar of democracy is silent (perhaps misleading) on perhaps the greatest protest of our generation’s lifetime, while even major world media organizations such as the BBC World, the Washington Post, the Guardian, etc. are doing so.