Panel Discussions on ‘Media: Ownership, Investment and Independence’
By The Editors
7 August 2014
Himal Southasian invites you to a panel discussion on
Media: Ownership, Investment and Independence
2.00 PM · Sunday 10 August 2014 · Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur
Much of the criticism related to journalism in Southasia centres on censorship and threats to journalists in conflict zones. While those concerns remain important, the growing challenge posed by ownership patterns and profit-driven media houses has not received sufficient attention.
Given the hollowing out of a large proportion of media in our region and the difficulty of survival of independent media in an age of corporatisation, commercialisation and the ensuing censorship, our panels – one on the problematic expansion of the media and the other on media survival in Southasia – seek to stimulate an informed regional-level debate, amongst both the practitioners as well as consumers of journalism.
Is growing media shrinking spaces?
Media survival in a changing environment
Anuradha Bhasin (Executive Editor, Kashmir Times, Jammu)
Neelabh Mishra (Editor, Outlook (Hindi), Delhi)
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (Independent Journalist and Educator, Delhi)
Shubhranshu Choudhary (Journalist and Founder, CGNet Swara, Bhopal)
Moderator: Kanak Mani Dixit (Editor, Himal Southasian, Kathmandu)
Ameet Dhakal (Editor in Chief, Setopati, Kathmandu)
Farah Ghuznavi (Author and Columnist, Dhaka)
Siddharth Varadarajan (Senior Fellow, Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory, Delhi)
Soe Myint (Editor, Mizzima, Yangon)
Moderator: Aunohita Mojumdar (Associate Editor, Himal Southasian, Kathmandu)
This is a public event and admission is open to all.
Seating is first-come, first-served.