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Reporters Without Orders Ep 314: Decoding electoral bonds data, patterns of funding

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

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week, host Tanishka Sodhi is joined by Newslaundry’s Prateek Goyal and Basant Kumar.

Both Prateek and Basant share their experience of investigating the patterns in political funding in India, and decoding the State Bank of India’s data dump on electoral bonds

They discuss how they found out about “a very strange pattern” of donation to political parties, with some companies donating or lapping up their donations after raids by central agencies. In some cases, the companies’ donations even surpassed their profit growth and revenue.

Tune in.


00:00:00 - Introduction

00:02:21 - Donations to parties

00:05:18 - Electoral bonds

00:25:22 - Recommendations



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