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Reporters Without Orders Ep 239: Manual scavenger deaths in Delhi, India’s illegal loan apps

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

ByNL Team
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This week, host Ayush Tiwari is joined by Newslaundry reporters Pratyush Deep and Prateek Goyal.

Pratyush talks about his report on Delhi’s efforts to eradicate manual scavenging, and how its claim that it has “no manual scavengers” isn’t quite true. “The situation on the ground is different,” he explains. Prateek then discusses the world of illegal loan apps in India, and how those offering these “quick” loans use violent, illegal methods to get their money back.

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

00:01:28 - Loan apps

00:13:00 - Manual scavenging

00:47:00 - Recommendations



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