India’s surprising election results and the verdict on the media

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The surprise election result in India leaves the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi missing a chunk of voter support and at the helm of a tricky coalition.

Will this new configuration loosen the screws on Indian media and give them space to reinvest in journalism rather than the sycophancy that dominated the airwaves so much of the time this past decade?


  • Nishtha Gautam, columnist, NDTV
  • Sreenivasan Jain, host, The India Report
  • Mukul Kesavan, historian and novelist
  • Fatima Khan, journalist, The Quint

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