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Karan Thapar in conversation with Professor James Manor

Since the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, India’s media landscape has faced severe challenges. On the one hand, it has seen the rise of overtly pro-government channels and outlets, sensationalist and jingoistic in their orientation. On the other, certain channels and outlets have come under increasing government pressure to toe the line. Individual journalists are openly batting for the government; others are being threatened with India’s infamous sedition laws. What has changed – and what hasn’t? And where does India go from here? 

Join Karan Thapor and Professor James Manor as they unravel the current state of India’s media, and the consequences for India’s democracy.

Speakers’ Biography:

Karan Thapar is one of India’s most distinguished journalists, especially well known for his hard and incisive interviewing style. He has worked for The Times, London Weekend Television, the BBC, Hindustan Times, and run his own production house. In 2009 he was conferred the Ram Nath Goenka Award for excellence in journalism. His current show, The Interview with Karan Thapar appears on The Wire.
Prof. James Manor is Emeka Anyaoku Professor Emeritus of Commonwealth Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London and one of the world’s foremost experts on India.

Please note that this session will take place 10:00-11:00am BST. You can check the time zone of this event where you are here:

All welcome

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees in advance.