media

Audio podcast: The intersection of caste and technology
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  Ashraf Engineer November 18, 2020 The relationship between communication technologies and lower castes is a complicated one. While communication technology and the mass media are widely thought to shrink social divisions, in many cases they have in fact reinforced...
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Audio podcast: What happened to the Indian news media?
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  Ashraf Engineer October 10, 2020 A fair press that asks probing questions to the government is a pillar of democracy. In India, however, there has been a fall in media standards and in many cases an abandonment of journalism...
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Audio podcast: Why I created All Indians Matter
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Ashraf Engineer September 30, 2020 Podcast transcript Hello and welcome to All Indians Matter. I am Ashraf Engineer. This episode is going live on World Podcasting Day 2020, so today I want to talk about why I launched All Indians...
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The missing Dalit voices in Indian newsrooms
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Ashraf Engineer July 21, 2020 The recent lawsuit against Cisco Systems – accusing high-caste Indian-American managers of denying a Dalit professional opportunities, raises and promotions – made me think about my time in newsrooms. Over the course of a 17-year...
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Three assaults on freedom
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By Ashraf Engineer May 4, 2020 If you believe that the best indicator of a democracy crumbling is the erosion of rights, then three seemingly unrelated occurrences over the past few days should make you sit up and take notice....
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