The concept of investigative journalism is vanishing, says the chief justice of India

The sorry state of modern journalism is being discussed globally and the chief justice of India agrees. CJI N.V. Ramana thinks that the concept of investigative journalism is vanishing from the media canvas, at least in India.

According to CJI Ramana, media has an important role to play in protecting red sanders that prevent forest fires from reaching the endangered forests in the Sheshachalam hills. Laws for protecting red sanders are already in place, but enforcement is lacking.

Media can help immensely by highlighting the failures and shortcomings of individuals and institutions who are appointed as protectors.  These steps are important to tackle the global issue of ecological destruction.

Ramana said that media no longer publishes reports on scandals and misconduct and that saves the miscreants from consequences.