In this episode, host Basant Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Ayush Tiwari and Supriti David.
The conversation starts with on Dainik Jagran running a disingenuous PR campaign for the UP government’s farm policies. Ayush points out the “questionable relationship between media houses and governments” and describes how impactful these campaigns can be.
On the toolkit case and Disha Ravi getting bail, Supriti talks about , her experience in court, and the case itself. When Disha got bail, she says, “you could see that she was perhaps smiling, but couldn’t really see it because she had her mask on. She was constantly cracking her knuckles and she looked really, really tired.” She also reads out specific parts from the judgement.
Ayush talks about how the media and the establishment are now targeting young female protesters. Supriti says, “I view it as part of this larger trend of how women, incarcerated or not, are always represented in the media...It’s very disturbing and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to change.”
The panel also discusses the Delhi riots one year later. This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
Produced by Parikshit Sanyal edited by Satish Kumar