Reporters Without Orders Ep 124: Coronavirus and Telangana’s KCR government, 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 Revathi Pogadadanda, an independent journalist and former CEO of Mojo TV, and Newslaundry’s Anusuya Som.

The episode begins with a discussion on the temporary but unexplained disappearance of Telangana Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, that fuelled the #WhereisKCR trend on Twitter. The episode revolves around Revathi’s report on the state’s perplexing response to the pandemic, and the diminishing press freedom there. She talks about her own arrest post her eye-opening reports on the multiple student suicides in Telangana. Revathi brings up instances of journalists being threatened for questioning the KCR government. She also talks about KCR’s hostile relationship with non-Telangana Rashtra Samithi-owned media.

They also discuss the continuous protests by healthcare workers in Telangana, mainly at the Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad. The conversation ends with Anusuya’s recent report on the plight workers and businessmen at one of India’s most famous flea market, Sarojni Nagar.

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