India’s COVID crisis: Navigating bad stats and government spin
Indian journalists struggle to report the true extent of the COVID crisis. Plus, the history of anti-Asian stereotypes and narratives in the US.
COVID-19 has brought India to its knees and, in many ways, the mainstream news media are failing to do their job.
Atul Chaurasia – Executive Editor, Newslaundry
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta – Journalist & Author
Sandhya Ravishankar – Journalist, India Ahead News
Kapil Komireddi – Author, Malevolent Republic
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Attacked on the streets, typecast on TV: a media history of being Asian in America
How Asian Americans have been othered in the media; the tropes and the rise in hate.
Kimmy Yam – Reporter, NBC News
Takeo Rivera – Assistant Professor, Boston University
Amanda Nguyen – Civil Rights Activist & Founder, Rise