Nepal Earthquake: On World Press Freedom Day, #GoHomeIndianMedia top Twitter trend

Indian media is facing flak for its coverage of the earthquake disaster in Nepal with complaints in the social media that it was treating the tragedy as a “public relations exercise” on behalf of the Indian government.

“The height of event management!!! Shame on media’s sycophancy,” read another tweet.
“#GoHomeIndianMedia is about Indian Media. It has nothing to do with Indian Government. Indian Government was the first to reach Nepal,” was another tweet.
Ajay Bhadra Khanal, a veteran journalist, was quoted as having said that the Indian media’s “aggressive presence” and the way they are highlighting only their government’s role in resuce and relief efforts has affected the perception among Nepalis of the Indian government.

Below are some reactions on Twitter:

I've seen vultures flying over dead bodies in the rubble, and also Indian journalists. As a former journalist myself, I'...

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