While there is no doubt that we should report on complaints of harassment or assault of women, it is not the job of the news media to pronounce judgement.
Sarvjeet Singh Bedi was subject to the most vicious kind of personal attacks by some news channels back in 2015 when he was accused of harassment by Jasleen Kaur. Media (and especially television channels) used words like ‘rapist’, ‘pervert’ and ‘Delhi ka darinda’ for him without verifying the facts of that case.
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The Sarvjeet Singh Case Raises Troubling Questions On The Media’s Role In Reporting Crime Against Women
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