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|Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s||Umesh has been producing and directing television shows and documentary films for almost twenty years. His show Kiran – Joy of Giving, on Doordarshan, has won the Indian Telly Award a record five times and the Indian Television Academy Award twice. His films have been screened and awarded at various national and international film festivals. His film on pesticides in bottled water and soft drinks, The Whistle Blowers, for PSBT, won the National Award for Best Investigative Film. More recently, Brokering News, his film on paid news, also for PSBT, was awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, in 2014.|
While Indian media has much to be proud of, there is increasing public disenchantment, not just with its shrillness, sermonising and sensationalism, but with its core value - integrity. News market in India is getting too crowded while the advertising pie is getting thinner. Media houses are furiously engaged in finding new and innovative ways to augment their dwindling revenues. Journalism is up for sale and selling of editorial space has become both blatant and institutionalized.
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