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Reporters Without Orders Ep 266: Howrah’s Ram Navami violence, Madhya Pradesh recruitment scam

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

ByNL Team
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This week, host Basant Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Prateek Goyal and freelance journalist Snigdhendu Bhattacharya. 

Snigdhendu had reported on the Ram Navami violence in Howrah and how the Hindutva outfits that had organised rallies “went against the set guidelines” issued by the police. He says large-scale celebrations of this sort intensified in the state only in the last five or six years, coinciding with the rise of the RSS and BJP.

Prateek then explains his report on how the Madhya Pradesh government skipped procedure to recruit people close to the RSS for government jobs. The authorities feigned ignorance, he says, even as the chief minister attended a training programme for these new recruits.

Tune in! 


00:00:00 - Introduction

00:01:23 - Ram Navami violence in Bengal

00:09:10 - Madhya Pradesh scam

00:26:14 - Ram Navami violence in Bengal

00:42:56 - Recommendations



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Produced by Tehreem Roshan, recorded by Anil Kumar, and edited by Umrav Singh. 

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