TMR 2023: How foreign correspondents balance journalism with global relations

Conversations from The Media Rumble 2023.

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In India, foreign correspondents grapple with accessibility issues, press freedom sensitivities, and diplomacy nuances. What’s it like to balance journalism with global relations?

These were themes discussed during “An outsider’s view of India”, a panel discussion at The Media Rumble 2023 that took place in Delhi on October 21. Moderated by Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri and powered by the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, panellists comprised Mujib Mashal, South Asia bureau chief of The New York Times; Avani Dias, South Asia correspondent of ABC; Catherine Davison, independent journalist; and Lauren Frayer, London correspondent of NPR

Abhinandan highlighted the coverage of Israel and Palestine in India and his discomfort with some western media outlets. Mujib said, “We sometimes have to simplify a complex issue because we are writing for the lowest common denominator in terms of readership. But that is no excuse for being inaccurate.”

The panel discussed the need for digital and media literacy and accurate journalism. Watch.

Listen to the conversation here:

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