Newsclick Production, November 30,2013
Newsclick in conversation with senior political journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta discusses the Election Commission’s recent request to the Centre to ban opinion polls from the date of notification of an election. Paranjoy Guha Thakurta considers it insensible to ban opinion polls for a nation, which believes the freedom of expression to be a fundamental right. He points out to inculcating transparency in the process of conducting opinion polls and disseminating their results as the remedy to this over-reaction. Opinion polls can be and in fact have been manipulated but Thakurta insists that a statutory intervention would be unnecessary if opinion pollsters and the media jointly put together a voluntary code of conduct that everyone adheres to.
Newsclick Production, 20 Sept. 2011
Prof Jayati Ghosh speaks to Newsclick on global price rise and its impact on developing countries, India in particular.