There will be a panel discussion this Thursday, August 20, on sting operations or undercover investigations conducted by the media. This issue has acquired urgency because of the charge of abetment levelled by the Delhi Police against Aniruddha Bahal and Suhasini Raj of Cobrapost in the 2005 cash-for-questions sting that led to the historic expulsion of 11 MPs.
The Foundation for Media Professionals has put together a panel reflecting the diversity of views on this relatively recent but high-impact form of journalism. The panelists include Rajdeep Sardesai, Tarun Tejpal, Jaya Jaitly, Justice R S Sodhi, Prashant Bhushan and Arvind Kejriwal.
Topic: Undercover reporters: scam busters or abettors?
Venue: India International Centre’s Auditorium, New Delhi
Date and time: Thursday, August 20, from 10.30 am to 1 pm followed by lunch
The debate is open to everyone concerned with this sensitive issue.