TV journalist Arnab Goswami recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief of Times Now. A video circulated in social media where Goswami is heard praising the independent media in his farewell talk with his staff. Most of the people were centered on what Arnab will do in future.
At the ongoing India Ideas Conclave 2016 at Goa, Arnab Goswami finally revealed what he plans to do in the future. Yes, he said that “in next 3-4 years the center of journalism would be taken outside Delhi”. And his speech at India Ideas Conclave 2016 has already scared a lot of people.
Arnab Goswami Speech At India Ideas Conclave 2016:
Arnab Goswami spoke candidly, much to the delight of the viewers, about his future plans while also simultaneously taking a dig at himself. His speech went like this.
“When I talk about Delhi it is not with disregard to the city but with the determination that during the next 3-4 years we will take the center of journalism of this country outside the national capital.
If this country’s journalism is to grow, you have to take it, psychosomatically, out of the national capital. That is where it would be truly represented, I know this would pose a threat to many of the people who believe that it should remain, for obvious political reasons, in Delhi. Why can’t journalism be operated from Pune, Bengaluru or anywhere ?”
The real dissent, the dissent of a journalist, is going to come in this country. The season of change is about to come. I say to them stand against me and try to stop me. People of this country are not foolish. Dissent tells me that I don’t have to pretend to be neutral….Dissent tells me that I will never be a fence- sitter.
We would be lying to ourselves if we say we are truly independent media….It is time to give ourselves independent media. It would make our spines erect. We will make sure in this phase of dissent, the monopoly of money is broken….Even if I cannot achieve what I want, I think it is a risk worth taking.
We will go global and that will be our biggest singular dissent…The big disruption is now about to come. I believe whatever I do in next years, more and more journalists will stand by me as we dissent against the very journalism. There will be dissent by a journalist against journalist.”
Explaining his future plans in a sentence Arnab Said:
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Arnab Goswami’s Speech At The India Ideas Conclave 2016 In Goa:
During his speech, Arnab also hinted that the media venture he is planning will cater to smartphone users, which means that his target is an ever growing number of the new age, an Internet-savvy consumer.
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