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Reporters Without Orders Ep 227: Sudhir Chaudhary quits Zee, Alt News deals with cofounder's arrest

In this episode, host Basant Kumar is joined by Newslaundry’s Nidhi Suresh and Ashwine Kumar Singh.

They talk about Ashwine’s story on Sudhir Chaudhary and what led to his resignation from Zee News. “Subhash Chandra’s biggest issue with Sudhir was that he got bigger than the channel and that bothered Chandra to an extent that he asked Sudhir to host his own show alternate days a week,” says Ashwine.

Ashwine also discusses his report on the money spent by the Punjab government on their campaign advertisements in the last two months. “There have been times when the AAP government in Punjab has spent more on the ads of the event than on the event itself,” he says.

They also discuss Nidhi’s report on how cofounder Mohammed Zubair’s arrest has affected those working in the Alt News newsroom. “The absence of the person who everyday goes through social media and websites to identify fake news and then assign projects to his colleagues can affect the environment majorly, but Alt News is still trying to stand strong,” Nidhi says.

This and a lot more as they talk about what made news, what didn’t, and what shouldn’t have.

Tune in.

Watch the conversation here:

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00:00:00 - Introduction

00:02:28 - Sudhir Chaudhary’s resignation from Zee News

00:08:12 - Mohammed Zubair’s case

00:23:20 - Punjab government’s ad spend

00:54:00 - Recommendations



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Produced and recorded by Tehreem Roshan, edited by Samrendra K Dash and Umrav Singh.

Newslaundry is a reader-supported, ad-free, independent news outlet based out of New Delhi. Support their journalism, here.

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