‘Given the state of the media, fact checkers have become extremely important’

Ashraf Engineer

The Indian news media are facing a credibility crisis. Naked bias, toxicity in presentation, fake reporting – these are just some of the ills plaguing the media as they do a poor job of asking questions of and speaking truth to power. This has coincided with a shrinking space for dissent. What can the news media do to restore their credibility? Are they even interested? Vasundhara Sirnate, political scientist and journalist, former Chief Coordinator of Research at The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy and a non-resident fellow with the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, speaks to All Indians Matter.