Global Summits: Where are we going? Episode 11: How did the Indian media fare?

The eleventh and final episode of our series on four major international development summits of the year.

ByBiraj Swain
Global Summits: Where are we going? Episode 11: How did the Indian media fare?
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Development writer and international negotiations watcher Biraj Swain discusses with Urmilesh of Media Manthan of Rajya Sabha TV, media critic Vineet Kumar of Mandi Mein Media fame, Siddharth Bhatia-founding editor The Wire, Sanjay Rajoura of Aisi Taisi Democracy, Bidisha Pillai of SAVE the Children India and Abhinandan Sekhri on Indian media’s coverage of the global development summits which influence our lives and shared destinies. They take stock of the content, quality and narrative of the coverage in English and Hindi mainstream media and alternate media, print media and broadcast media. They discuss the challenges and the lack of diversity in the newsrooms. They discuss the reality of the oft-used resource crunch argument for lack of coverage. They also call for greater engagement of news consumers in shaping and influencing content. They conclude with some crystal ball gazing on the possibilities and potential that new media and alternate media provides for development and global summits’ reportage and if improvement in journalists’ working conditions in news rooms would help.

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