Reporters Without Orders Ep 184: Farmer rally in Muzaffarnagar, attack on Dalit journalist in Jaunpur

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

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This week, host Ayush Tiwari is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Avdhesh Kumar.

Basant talks about his report from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, where thousands of farmers organised a Kisan Mahapanchayat on September 5 to protest against the Narendra Modi government’s new farm laws. He recalls seeing a lot of the people climbing into trees to listen to their leaders and covering their heads with green leaves to beat the severe heat.

Avdhesh talks about the alleged assault on a Dalit journalist in UP’s Jaunpur. Santosh Kumar, 33, has alleged that he was attacked for reporting on atrocities committed on Dalits by a BJP leader which led to his arrest. Avdhesh pieces together what happened.

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

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