In this episode, host Akanksha Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Shivnarayan Rajpurohit.
Shivnarayan talks about his organised by the RSS, where the highlight was a conclave on the state of the media, with awards handed out to a series of journalists.
“You expect some good discussions on press freedom, while India is sliding down the press freedom index, but there was no discussion as such,” says Shivnarayan of the 11-hour event. “...These awards show that there are rewards also if you speak in favour of the government.”
He also explains on three journalists allegedly attacked in Rajasthan – their arms and legs fractured after they reported on a “land grab”. Considering the spike in attacks on media personnel, he says, “It will be very difficult to convince the masses that we are journalists and we are for public interest.”
This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
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00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:30 - RSS awards
00:05:35- Rajasthan journalists assaulted
00:22:17 - Recommendations
Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Satish Kumar.
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