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Reporters Without Orders Ep 312: Caste killing in Chennai, Himanta’s media empire

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

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This week, host Tanishka Sodhi is joined by Newslaundry’s Pratyush Deep and The News Minute’s Nidharshana Raju.

Pratyush reported on Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s media conglomerate, Pride East Entertainment, which is also the Northeast’s biggest media network. He delves into the hold of Sarma’s family on the media outlet and how its political leanings change as Sarma switches sides.

Nidharshana talks about her report on the killing of a 22-year-old Dalit man by his caste Hindu brother-in-law in broad daylight in Chennai. She says the city has been witnessing crime against Dalits, but had not witnessed such a caste killing in recent years.

Tune in.

Timecodes

00:00:00 - Introduction

00:01:12 - Himanta’s media empire

00:11:25 - Caste killing in Chennai

00:36:26 - Recommendations

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Produced and edited by Saif Ali Ekram, and recorded by Anil Kumar.

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