A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Journalists disturbed by Gauri Lankesh’s killing must introspect on the nature and character of the news media today, and publicly and collectively condemn the rabble-rousers and instigators.
Urmilesh discusses the murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh and the politics around it. Joining him in this episode are senior journalist Akshaya Mukul and investigative reporter Neha Dixit.
Gauri Lankesh was the key brain for the impetus to give Lingayat’s separate religion status. Perhaps that is why she had to lay down her life.
“I want to salute all those who expose fake news. I wish there were more of them.”
This week: Are city-states in the middle of the ocean of our future, the inner lives of nannies and cab-drivers in NYC and ‘A Poem for Gauri’.
Gauri Lankesh, and others like her, will not be left alone to keep on articulating their dissent. After all, it is the untamed individual voice that is found to be particularly irritating.
Denying people a voice is violence, and it was this violence that the noted journalist stood against. And in return, she was given a violent death.