This week, host Akanksha Kumar is joined by Ashwine Kumar Singh of Newslaundry and freelance journalist Vidheesha Kuntamalla.
Vidheesha talks about her on how the Andhra Pradesh government is collecting sensitive data from citizens, including income and Aadhaar details and asset ownership, and how it is an exercise in profiling citizens and invading their privacy.
Ashwine sheds light on the conducted by the police at the Wire’s office as well as residences of their staff in Mumbai and Delhi, following the of their reports on Meta and the . He further explains how the hash value of the seized equipment wasn’t shared and why the police haven’t registered an FIR against Devesh Kumar, the researcher named by the Wire in its complaint.
This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
Watch the conversation here
00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:05 - Andhra Pradesh government collecting sensitive data from citizens
00:14:06 - Raids at the Wire
00:37:08 - Recommendations
Produced and recorded by Parikshit Sanyal, edited by Umrav Singh.