May 21, 2020
This week the Undercurrents team explore two perspectives on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ben speaks to Dr Urvashi Aneja from the Asia-Pacific Programme about the Indian government's response to the virus, exploring the impact of a severe lockdown and the limitations of a new contact tracing app.
Then Agnes discusses how the media has covered the crisis with James Ball of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. What is the media's role during such catastrophes? And how far can it go in terms of critiquing government policy?
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Speakers: Urvashi Aneja, James Ball
Hosts: Agnes Frimston, Ben Horton
Sound Editor: Jamie Reed
Producer: Ben Horton
Recorded and produced by Chatham House