Illegal occupiers of the Samaja have made it a play ground of Journalistic Misconduct

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

Orissa’s premier newspaper ‘The Samaja’ is occupied and is being looted by Lok Sevak Mandal (Servants of the People Society, New Delhi) by using a Will purported to be of its founder-editor Gopabandhu Das, which is evidently forged by two former ministers of the State – Lingaraj Mishra and Radhanath Rath (The Samaja in Maze of Forgery, Subhas Chandra Pattanayak, published by Save the Samaja Forum, Marketed by A.K.Mishra Agencies Pvt. Ltd and also obtainable through Pabitra Mohan Maharatha at p,maharatha@gmail.com).

Under the Lok Sevak Mandal, the paper has become a playground of forgers and offenders.

It has now become a house of journalistic misconduct inasmuch as its published authors of print editions are being misappropriated in its internet editions without them knowing of this mischief.

One such instance is poet Gajanan Mishra whose fast onto death for implementation of Orissa Official Language Act, 1954 has woke up the state to demand for governance in Oriya language.

I was thrilled to see his article on language movement in the editorial page of the Samaja on August 10. This was the published article in print version:

Gajanasn babu in Samaja_
I wanted to share the same with the global community and therefore I went to its internet edition at http://www.thesamaja.com.

I found it in editorial bracket. The picture below would show.

Editorial bracket
But when I went to the article, I found it published as editorial of the internet edition where there was no trace of its real author Gajanan Mishra. Peruse the picture –

editorial

It is a clear instance of misappropriation of Gajanan Mishra’s article for its own editorial, hiding the real author from the internet browsers in general and global / non-resident Oriyas in particular, who are keenly watching the Oriya Language Movement.

If anything, this is journalistic misconduct.

Thanks Dear Readers, Have the Best of Days Ahead

Subhas Chandra Pattanayak

WordPress annual report for 2011 makes me aware of a mirror focused on me. I see in it also the reflection of my readers.

According to the report, in Asia, the majority of my readers belongs to my motherland. The report says, when 97.6 % of my Asian readers reside in India, 0.3 % belong each to United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. 0.2 % of my Asian readers reside in Pakistan.

Of my North American readers, 94.7 % belong to the United States whereas 4.3 % of them are in Canada, 0.7 % are in The Bahamas and 0.3 % belong to Mexico.

In South America, 75.0 % of my readers belong to Brazil, whereas 16.7 % belong to Argentina and 8.3 % to Peru.

When Poland has 31.1 % of my European readers, the United Kingdom has 17.2%, Germany has 7.7 %, France has 5.5 % and Netherlands too has 5.5 % of them.

Nigeria has the maximum number of my African readers comprising 38.5 % whereas 15.4 % of them belong to South Africa as against Egypt, Cote d’Ivoire and Sudan having 7.7 % each.

In Oceania, 87.0 % of my readers belong to Australia and 13.0 % to New Zealand.

My words would certainly be inadequate to express thanks to my esteemed readers belonging to all these places in the world, even as the report makes me devote my energy in its entirety to write, as always, in honoring my readers’ right to be informed.

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