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Reporters Without Orders Ep 292: Coal ministry’s mining push, MP journalist named in 11 FIRs

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

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week, host Basant Kumar is joined by Shreegireesh Jalihal of The Reporters’ Collective and Avdhesh Kumar of Newslaundry.

Shreegireesh talks about his latest investigation on the union coal ministry over-riding the environment ministry and its experts to allow mining activities in the country’s densest forest areas. He also delves into the operations of the mining lobby in India. 

Avdhesh discusses the police action on a Madhya Pradesh journalist after he reported on a viral video featuring a BJP minister. The reporter was named in 11 FIRs within four days, and was subsequently arrested.

Tune in.


00:00:00 - Introduction

00:02:30 - Union Coal ministry opens up mining in dense forest areas

00:23:40 - Madhya pradesh journalist faces 11 FIRs and his eventual arrest

00:40:45 - Recommendations



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Produced by Parikshit Sanyal, recorded by Anil Kumar, and edited by Umrav Singh.


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