The Listening Post

India’s farmer protests: Grabbing the headlines, taking a stand

How the farmer protests in India are not just a political problem but also a PR problem for the Modi government. Plus, sports broadcasting in the age of a global pandemic.

Farmers’ protests in India keep growing despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s best efforts to contain the reporting.


Hartosh Singh Bal – political editor, The Caravan India

Manisha Pande – executive editor, Newslaundry

Sandeep Singh – farmer and journalist

R Jagannathan – editorial director, Swarajya

On our radar

Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Flo Phillips about British broadcasting regulator Ofcom’s decision to take CGTN, China’s English-language international news channel, off-air.

Faking spectators and spectacles: Sports TV in pandemic times

Sports stadiums are empty, but broadcasters are bursting with ideas on how to make up for the missing fans.


Gary Hughes – head of Football, Sky Sports

Adam Peri – sound engineer, Sky Sports

David Rowe – Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University

Michael Davies – senior vice president for Technical and Field Operations, FOX Sports