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Indian media: the local-national divide

 

 

In conversation with Manu Moudgil (Journalist, India Water Portal)

Is it true that the mainstream media pushes key water and sanitation issues to the sidelines? Is it an ethical responsibility of the media to cover these issues? In an era of new media where anyone can create and broadcast content, what is ‘mainstream media’ anyways? 

Journalist Manu Moudgil (India Water Portal) discusses some of these questions in the context of India. He explains how media content is simply a reflection of the readership and how in India this reflects an urban-rural, vernacular-English divide.

 

More info: http://www.indiawaterportal.org/
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Language: English
Year: 2014
Region: India, South Asia
 

 

This interview is part of the series "Water in the newsroom" that brings together journalists and water professionals. The series aims to create conversations about water in the mainstream media. The interviews were done on Google Hangouts. Would you like to join the conversation? Send us an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

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