BBC World Service Hindi's annual radio drama explores media race

MUMBAI: This year BBC World Service Hindi's annual radio drama Race is a three-part look at how the market forces are dictating news content and journalism, specifically in the electronic media.     

Written and produced by playwright and BBC Hindi service head Achala Sharma, Race explores how crime, sex and sensation have largely pushed development and human interest out of the news agenda. here. Explaining the theme behind this year's play Sharma said: "Towards the end of each year I try to project the topical issues that affect the lives of everyone. In this year's play I highlighted the media and how its competitive nature can edge out fact."

Race will be aired in three parts on 25 December, 26 December and 27 December at 6.30 am and 7.30pm. It can also be heard on BBC Hindi broadcasts four times a day at 6.30 am, 8 am, 7.30 pm and 10.30 pm and is available on short wave and medium wave radio transmitters and through cable television. Hindi speakers across the world can access BBC Hindi programmes in text and in audio at



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