19 September, 2020

Food And Thought

Food And Thought
The information minister is a young, forward-looking lawyer who addressed the conference in an unorthodox way—an impromptu lunch-time speech in the cafeteria, where he said media reforms were still incomplete, while warning against ‘multi-tasking’ journalists (I think he meant reporters who are primarily political activists, though the nature of life here is such that everyone multi-tasks). Then he fielded questions, quite a few opposition reporters complained about colleagues who had been detained. The grievances were real, and so was the minister’s desire to see through the process of reform.


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