Target: Indian Media
Demand: Apologize for your nationalistic, untrue reports on Nepal earthquake.
Recently, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal leaving destruction and death in its wake. Since then, the death toll has reached 7,000 and injuries have numbered around 15,000. The UN and many other countries, including India, have sent out help to assist in delivering food and emergency supplies.
The earthquake was covered by every media outlet in the world and heavily on social media. Most outlets informed readers of how the relief effort was going and what the death toll was. The Indian media, though, was focused mostly on India. On Twitter, the media consistently tweeted about how wonderful it was that the Indian government was there to help. One example was: “There was no one to take responsibility, happy that Modi govt took initiative: Indian stranded in Nepal.”
As a protest to the biased reporting, people around the world have been using #gohomeindianmedia and it’s now one of the top-trending hashtags.
Dear Indian Media,
The media is supposed to be a fair, unbiased reporting of facts. It has come to light that your reporting of the recent earthquake in Nepal has neglected many of the facts in order to promote what a wonderful job India’s government did sending relief.
We the undersigned urge you to report only the facts and not nationalistic sentiment.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Krish Dulal