Reporters Without Orders Ep 121: Ramdev’s miracle Covid-19 cure, OpIndia, and more

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

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In this episode, host Snigdha Sharma is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Ayush Tiwari.

Basant tells the panel about his recent report on Patanjali’s claims of having found a cure for coronavirus. He illustrates the dubiousness behind the claim based on his conversation with the Chief Medical Officer of Meerut who clearly called it a “false claim.” The trio also discusses the coverage of the so-called cure on TV news channels. In fact, many TV news anchors almost acted as cheerleaders for Patanjali with their shows sponsored by the brand.

The panel moves on to discuss Ayush’s report on OpIndia. They talk about why advertisers have been pulling out from the hate-fuelling website. Ayush even spills details of their funding and their undisclosed connection to the Bhartiya Janta Party.

This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.

Tune in!



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Produced and recorded by Parikshit Sanyal, edited by Umrav Singh.

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