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Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is a journalist and author with work experience spanning more than four decades, cutting across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in English, Bengali and Hindi. He served as editor of the Economic and Political Weekly between April 2016 and July 2017. He is currently a consultant with NewsClick. He is also an author or a co-author of books including Loose Pages: Court Cases that could have Shaken India – Recalling the Birla-Sahara Papers and Kalikho Pul’s Suicide Note, Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis, Thin Dividing Line: India, Mauritius and Global Illicit Financial Flows, Sue The Messenger: How Legal Harassment by Corporates Shackles Reportage and Undermines Democracy in IndiaMedia Ethics: Truth, Fairness and Objectivity and Divided We Stand: India in a Time of Coalitions. He is a publisher of books and has produced and directed a number of documentary films. He teaches courses on the media at various educational institutions, including three Indian Institutes of Management. He is on the boards of several civil society organisations. He participates frequently in, and organizes, seminars and conferences. He is a regular contributor to publications and websites and frequently appears on the radio and television channels as an anchor as well as analyst. His work and details about his career can be accessed at www.paranjoy.in.

Author's books

The Real Face of Facebook in India

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Large numbers of Indians – over an estimated 300 million citizens with internet-enabled mobile phones at present – have been receiving unprecedented amounts of fake, false, half-true, hateful, inflammatory (or incendiary) information in the recent past and are going to receive more such information during the general elections, the results of which will be known on 23 May 2019.