Decolonize That 3: Fear, Fakery & Loathing in Journalism Today

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The third event of our series, Decolonize That: 5 Interventions was streamed live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on October 16, 2020.

Can journalism shed its long historical links with colonialism? Engaging resistant reportage practices emerging out of Kashmir, two writers dissect journalism’s tendency to be the handmaiden of violent state propoganda and corporate structures.

Featuring Suchitra Vijayan and Parvaiz Bukhari

Suchitra Vijayan is a barrister-at- Law, author, and researcher. As an attorney, she previously worked for the United Nations war crimes tribunal for former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. She co-founded and was the Legal Director of Resettlement Legal Aid Project, Cairo that gives legal aid for Iraqi refugees. She is the founder and executive director of The Polis Project. Her book Midnight’s Border: A People’s History of Modern India is forthcoming in 2021 from Melville House.

Parvaiz Bukhari has been a journalist based in Srinagar, the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir, since 2004. Earlier, he reported on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq in the aftermath of 9/11, and on insurgency in southern Thailand. He has  written for a range of publications including The Nation, Asia Times, Time magazine, Al-Jazeera, Mail Today, Tehelka, and The Times of India.