Undercurrents: India's COVID-19 Tracing App, and the Media's Pandemic Response

Audio Published 21 May 2020 Updated 5 October 2020 61 minute listen

Ben speaks to Dr Urvashi Aneja 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?