Policy Lecture Series
Speaker: Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
Title: 'Media ethics and Democracy'
When: Saturday, i.e. August 13, 2016 (Saturday) between 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
Venue: SAARCLAW Centre
As part of the Policy Lecture Series, Mr. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta will be delivering a lecture on 'Media ethics and Democracy' this Saturday, i.e. August 13, 2016 (Saturday) between 11:30 AM - 1 PM. The venue for the same will be the SAARCLAW Centre.
Mr. Thakurta is currently the editor of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW). He had studied at St. Stephen's College, New Delhi and the Delhi School of Economics. In an earlier avatar, he became well known as a journalist who specialized in reporting on economic issues and has worked with several media houses such as 'Business India', 'Business World', 'The Telegraph', 'India Today' and 'The Pioneer'. For several years, he hosted the TV show 'India Talks' on CNBC India.
He has authored a well-known report on the problem of paid news in India which was submitted to the Press Council of India (PCI) and triggered considerable debate. He has lectured on the theme of media ethics and regulation at several public and educational institutions. He has also co-authored some well-received books such as 'Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis' (2014) and a commentary on 'Media Ethics' (Oxford University Press, 2011) among other titles.