The Listening Post

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

On our radar

Host Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Flo Phillips about doctored footage coming out of Russia. Kremlin-backed channels would have you believe it is not just Ukrainian and Russian forces building up at the border but American as well.

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