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Hafta 424: Oscars 2023, BBC vs Gary Lineker

The podcast where we discuss the news of the week.

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Jayashree Arunachalam and  Raman Kirpal are joined by documentary filmmaker Somnath Waghmare.

The discussion begins with India’s wins at the 2023 Academy Awards and the controversies surrounding them – both real and manufactured. In the context of power imbalances in documentaries, Raman says, “For someone who loves watching movies, I would like to keep the politics and cinema separated.” Somnath also talks about his documentary, Battle of Bhima Koregaon, and explains its historical importance and how it’s a celebration of Dalit life.

The panel then talks about the controversy between the BBC  and Gary Lineker, how the public broadcaster was forced to roll back Lineker’s suspension, and the importance of “impartiality” guidelines.

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