The Listening Post

The video that shattered the silence around Manipur

Internet blackouts, media silence and political neglect – the case of the Indian state of Manipur. Plus, reporting conflict using satellite imagery.

A viral video revealing a shocking case of sexual assault has put the northeastern Indian state of Manipur on the radar and shed light on a place that the mainstream media has paid scant attention to.

Anubha Bhonsle – Founder, Newsworthy
Samrat Choudhury – Journalist and author, Northeast India: A Political History
Patricia Mukhim – Editor, The Shillong Times
Sushant Singh – Consulting editor, The Caravan; senior fellow, Centre for Policy Research

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