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2015 Coady Chair in Social Justice on CBC Radio Ideas with Paul Kennedy

IMPRISONED BY PROFIT: MEDIA AND DEMOCRACY A tour of ten drought-stricken states in India transformed the acclaimed journalist Palagummi Sainath - a devastating situation mostly ignored by his fellow journalists. "I felt that if the Indian Press was covering the top 5 percent, I should cover the bottom 5 per cent." He also believes the media around the world is, for the most part, imprisoned by profit and not politically free. A conversation with Saint Francis Xavier' University's Coady Chair in Social Justice for 2015, along with excerpts from Palagummi Sainath's lecture, Media and Democracy.

Listen to the podcast at CBC Radio HERE