India’s COVID crisis: Navigating bad stats and government spin | The Listening Post

COVID-19 has brought India to its knees and, in many ways, the mainstream news media are failing to do their job.
Contributors:
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.

Contributors:
Kimmy Yam – Reporter, NBC News
Takeo Rivera – Assistant Professor, Boston University
Amanda Nguyen – Civil Rights Activist & Founder, Rise

00:00 Intro
01:16 India’s COVID crisis
12:09 Russia’s doctored images
14:33 Asian American tropes in media
25:06 Endnote

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