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Propaganda and Populism: The Role of the Media in Fuelling Political Polarization”
October 23, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm UTC+5.5
Speaker: Maya Mirchandani (Ashoka University)
Maya Mirchandani, Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Ashoka University joined us yesterday as part of the Centre’s Virtual Lecture Series. She spoke about the evolving face of Indian media and its vulnerabilities to political pressures. She also touched upon the role that funding plays in influencing the stances of media houses, in turn driving communal rifts in the country, and also spoke about the dynamics behind the increase in violent trolling and the unfavorable labeling of dissenters.