A Stark Contrast in Values
Kantipur TV's Off-Air Conduct Undermines Its Editorial Stance
In a startling revelation, Kantipur TV, a media titan revered for its influence in Nepal, has fallen under scrutiny. The media group, which recently took a hardline editorial stance in favor of TikTok's ban to preserve 'social harmony,' is now wrestling with its own internal discord. A video capturing employees using a derogatory term, "Dhoti" against Indian cricketers and Indians during the ICC World Cup reflects a jarring lapse in the media house's professional conduct.
The level of immaturity, insensitivity and unprofessionalism at the biggest media house.. SHAME KANTIPUR TV. Racist slur is so easily AND proudly used and no one protested.....each one of these people is answerable and needs to apologize.
— Goldie🌺 (@SwarnaTamrakar)
Nov 19, 2023
The use of such racially insensitive language not only contradicts Kantipur's public advocacy for social harmony but also exposes a profound irony. Behind the veil of curated content and polished editorials lies a workplace culture that seems to have casually embraced the very disharmony it publicly condemns.
An incredibly dangerous, dishonest, and poorly informed editorial on Nepal's TikTok ban —
— Anup Kaphle 🐐 (@AnupKaphle)
Nov 13, 2023
This incident raises pressing questions about the authenticity of Kantipur TV's commitment to ethical journalism. While advocating for digital censorship on the grounds of maintaining societal peace, the organization's internal behavior highlights a blatant disregard for the respect and sensitivity required of a leading media house. It's not only a breach of professional ethics but also flouts the legal and social norms that condemn racial discrimination.
The media plays a pivotal role in shaping societal norms and values, and when those at the helm of such an institution fail to uphold these principles, it undermines the trust and credibility of the entire establishment. Kantipur TV's management must not only address this breach with the seriousness it warrants but also take concrete steps to foster a culture of respect and professionalism that extends beyond the glare of the camera lights.
In a world where every individual's dignity is paramount, there is no room for such lapses, especially not in the institutions that guide public discourse. It's time for Kantipur TV to not just apologize but to re-evaluate and realign its internal culture with the values it purports to support. This is not merely about redressing a single incident but about reaffirming a commitment to the principles of harmony, equality, and professionalism.
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