How legal arm-twisting by corporates is shackling reportage and undermining democracy in India

Here's how journalists face danger when they take on mighty corporates

Date posted: June 12, 2016 | Category: Review

Madan Sabnavis writes:

There are two aspects to this exercise of power. The first is to buy up the journalists and editors, which, as per authors Subir Ghosh and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Reliance Industries has epitomised. Free coupons and vouchers are a way of ensuring that the media is on your side, which is called ‘envelope journalism’. This has been done by other strong groups as well, as per the authors, including Essar, which was found to be funding travel bills of top journalists and editors to ensure that they were on their side.

Read about the book on the Finacial Express website here.


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