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    Reporters Without Orders Ep 202: ‘Kya Bole UP’ on Doordarshan, divides in right-wing ideology

    Reporters Without Orders Ep 202: ‘Kya Bole UP’ on Doordarshan, divides in right-wing ideology

    This week, host Ayush Tiwari is joined by Newslaundry’s Basant Kumar and Prateek Goyal.
    The conversation begins with this piece by Basant and Ashwine Kumar Singh on an Uttar Pradesh election show – Kya Bole UP – on Doordarshan which features BJP affiliates passed off as “common citizens”. 
    “The show has crossed the line of ethics and is presenting more of a campaign for the current government,” Basant says. “Doordarshan surely runs on taxpayer money but it serves the government, not the people, in the current scenario.”
    Prateek takes the panel through his report on the “Bulli Bai” app, and what it reveals about “Trads” and “Raaytas” in the right-wing ecosystem. He also talks about how young people are drawn into the cycle of internet abuse: “They find it fun and amusing to troll and abuse people on the internet. But what they don’t see is the hate that has been embedded in them from an early age which leads them to such online crimes.”
    This, and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
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    Reporters Without Orders Ep 201: ‘Bulli Bai’ case, hate crimes against Muslim women

    Reporters Without Orders Ep 201: ‘Bulli Bai’ case, hate crimes against Muslim women

    This week, host Akanksha Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Nidhi Suresh, independent journalist Arshi Qureshi, and Alt News senior editor Pooja Chaudhari.
    The discussion surrounds the fake “auction” of Muslim women on an app called “Bulli Bai”. “They are targeted attacks on Muslim women,” says Arshi. “First, it was only social media trolls and abuse. But now, it’s much more than we can ever imagine...It’s a way of trying to shut up those active Muslim women who speak up against the government.”
    Pooja spotlights the incompetence of social media platforms in taking action against issues like these. The panel agrees with Arshi when she says, “This can’t be an act of some young minds sitting in front of their laptops, auctioning women. But this is something really big which is yet to be discovered.”
    This, and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
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    Pooja
    Farm laws: Sikhs being targeted by fake social media profiles
    Akanksha
    Sulli Deals 2.0: “They target us because they know our faith is stronger”
    My Mom's Photo Was Misused on Bulli Bai, No Daughter Should Be Writing This
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    Ritesh Jha aka ‘Liberal Doge’: The man behind the livestream spewing hate against Pakistani women
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    Reporters Without Orders Ep 200: The stories that mattered and didn’t

    Reporters Without Orders Ep 200: The stories that mattered and didn’t

    This week, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel with host Nidhi Suresh being joined by Ayush Tiwari, Akanksha Kumar, Basant Kumar and Prateek Goyal for a discussion on the year-long journey of reporters at the organisation. 
    The conversation begins with events they found the most difficult to cover; from Ayush and Basant reporting on the Covid crisis to Akanksha travelling across eastern Uttar Pradesh to find stories of the pandemic toll increasing by the minute. Prateek points to another aspect where Maharashtra saw an increase in child marriages by four times due to economic distress amid the lockdown. 
    The panel also discussed the nuances of reporting; finding a story and finishing the process over months.
    They also spoke about the hardships faced on the field, things that kept them motivated and the toll on a reporter's mental health. “I think it’s important to take time off from work at times just for yourself, especially when your work takes you to a point where you have seen people dying,” Akanksha comments. They also talk about how important it is to document what’s happening around these days. “As journalists, we are the living documents of our time and we have to do our job right,” says Ayush. 
    This, and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
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    Reporters Without Orders Ep 199: POCSO pendency, security gaps at a Delhi court

    Reporters Without Orders Ep 199: POCSO pendency, security gaps at a Delhi court

    This week, it’s an all-Newslaundry panel as host Basant Kumar is joined by Diksha Munjal and Anna Priyadarshani.
    The discussion begins with Diksha’s report on the implications and complexities of the POCSO Act in India. Detailing lapses in the system, she says trials which are to be completed within the stipulated one-year period have been pending for even five years in some cases. “Either the judge is on leave or the prosecutor is not available…and most of all the police does not care,” she says, reiterating the need to  highlight such cases as “it hinders the lifelong functioning of a child who has been a victim to the abuse”.
    They then talk about Anna’s ground report on the security concerns in and around courtrooms, especially focussing on the Rohini court and the recent incidents of fights, shootings and a blast in the area. Anna points out a few glaring gaps. “There are cameras installed in the courts but they aren’t working so the proof of the further shootings, fights and court proceedings is never on evidence,” she says. She also talks about gang rivalries in the vicinity as another example of security breach around the court. “The security and police just stand there to watch all this happening.”
    This, and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
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    Reporters Without Orders Ep 198: Jharkhand lynchings, death toll in farmer protests

    Reporters Without Orders Ep 198: Jharkhand lynchings, death toll in farmer protests

    This week, host Nidhi Suresh is joined by Srishti Jaiswal, independent writer and journalist, and Oishika Neogi, a human rights researcher and writer at Karwan-e-Mohabbat.
    Oishika talks about her story in Article14 on the widows of three people lynched in Jharkhand. On her responsibility as a reporter, she says, “We do report hate crimes, talk about it, but what after that? We forget. But these people have to live with it.”
    Srishti talks about her Al Jazeera report on the “human cost” of the farmer protests. “They won and it had been a great journey for them, but at what cost?” she says. “They have to live with this pain.” 
    The panel agrees that the government fails at giving out data on everything from farmer deaths to lynching records. “The data collection is very weak within the government in every case,” Srishti says. “They don’t realise how crucial it is.”
    This, and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.
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    Reporters Without Orders Ep 197: Crimes against Dalits in Rajasthan, farmer protests, Delhi pollution

    Reporters Without Orders Ep 197: Crimes against Dalits in Rajasthan, farmer protests, Delhi pollution

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