The Fourteenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Wednesday, October 25th to Sunday, October 29th 2023

Online : 25 - 26 Oct
On ground : 27 - 29 Oct

Truth or Dare

  • Wednesday, 9th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm IST
  • Online

Journalists have always faced challenges such as finding the money to fund painstakingly reported work that disputes narratives of the state and other powerful institutions, and finding publications that will print the result of investigations that reveal difficult truths. Journalists have also faced subtle and not-so-subtle forms of intimidation and pressure to censor themselves. How does the current era fare on these parameters? How has the consolidation of media monopolies, the proliferation of fake news, and the rise of social media giants who control news distribution influenced journalism? What are the prospects of doing real journalism that uncovers the truth?


Private: John Pilger

John Pilger is an internationally known multiple award-winning, investigative journalist, documentary film maker, scholar and writer.

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Private: Geeta Seshu

Geeta Seshu is a journalist and media analyst.

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Books In The Session

Tell Me No Lies

  • John Pilger
  • RHUK

Freedom Next Time

  • John Pilger
  • Black Swan


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