PM Modi does not believe in accountability to media: P Sainath

In his 6 years as Prime Minister of this country, Narendra Modi has not held a single open press conference where journalists are allowed to ask him questions. This makes India the only democracy in the world where the leader doesn't believe that he's accountable to the media. In this interview, Prabir Purkayastha and P Sainath discuss press freedom, the role of corporates and government in influencing the media, and the possible ways to save journalism under the current authoritarian regime.

First published in Newsclick.