Pakistani reporter’s ‘neck-deep’ analysis of flood goes viral
In the video, the anchor is seen standing in neck-deep water.Updated: Jul 31, 2019 15:24 IST
To many people, reporting may seem like an exciting job but it comes with its own set of challenges. There are times when some of the reporters also go to extreme lengths, even putting themselves at risk, to cover a story. A video of a Pakistani journalist reporting on the flood situation of the country is such an example.
In the video, the anchor is seen standing in neck-deep water. Only his head sticking out, while he reports on the situation. He seems unfazed by the flowing water around him and goes on to report about the impact of the rising water levels of the Sind river on its surrounding agricultural lands.
GTV News - the channel for which the journalist was reporting - took to YouTube to share the video. However, soon it grabbed people’s attention and now it’s being shared across various social media platforms.
Level of reporting pic.twitter.com/UFZ9lsQVbk— Salman Qureshi (@Saad612011) July 27, 2019
The reporter’s out-of-the-box reporting received mixed reactions from people. There were many who praised the reporter for his courage and efforts. However, a few criticised him and wrote that he shouldn’t have risk his life for reporting a story.
“The gentleman has raised the level of reporting to a new level,” wrote a Twitter user while praising him. “for all we know he could be squatting down in knee deep water !!!!” wrote another expressing his suspicion. “Such reporting needs to be discouraged.. he can drown... wats wrong with media..,” tweeted a third.
Here’s how others reacted:
Commitment level high hai !— Rajiv Mehta (@rajivmehta19) July 27, 2019
I Applause for his hardwork, commitment and thinking outside of box even though it’s weired. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻— stonechat (@stonechatannie) July 27, 2019
THIS IS MUST NOT BE APPRECIATED!— Saeed Khan (@Saeed_Thinks) July 27, 2019
This is not his job. We saw another reporter somedays before trying to do stunts like this one.
Serious action should be taken against the owners of these news channels.
They are not hired for risking their life.
This ain't responsible journalism
What do you think of the reporter’s way of reporting?
First Published: Jul 28, 2019 17:43 IST