Newsclick/ May 8, 2010
Satyajit Rath, scientist at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi interviews Dr. Richard Jefferson, eminent molecular biologist and the founder of "Open Source Biology" that is changing the paradigm of practising science.
Newsclick.in Production, 14 July 2009
Newsclick Production, May 22, 2013
Newsclick discusses with Satyajit Rath from the National Institute of Immunology the issue of Gene Patenting, in the background of Angelina Jolie’s mastectomy. The patenting of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes by Myriad Genetics is a classic case of a discovery permitted to be patented. Rath says allowing a company to own genetic information, is under no circumstances healthy. The Myriad Genetics patents restrict public interests unreasonably. The patents effectively mean privatising the results of public funded research.
Newsclick Production, May 21, 2013
Elections in Pakistan are over. Though the mandate is regional, as no party has shown a nation wide presence, PML-N has attained a majority in Pakistan’s national assembly after 18 independent candidates joined the party. D. Raghunandan of Newsclick.in discusses the factors governing the present political environment of Pakistan with the senior journalist Seema Mustafa.
Newsclick Production, May 20, 2013
Newsclick discusses with Deepak Nayyar, eminent Economist, India's External Credit Balance Crisis. Nayyar says the situation is serious and we have the seeds of a macro-economic crisis in the external sector. The Current Account Deficit is at a level which is unsustainable. Financing it in the short term is no solution. He says unless there is a beginning to address the fundamentals in the external sector, the situation cannot be remedied. Talking about the export sector, Nayyar says, “ We have killed auto parts exports by entering into Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN and there are serious concerns on the FTA with the European Union.”
Newsclick Production, May 17, 2013
Who is more civilized ? India or pakistan? The debate is at its peak after the deaths of Sarabjit and Sanaullah but nobody is talking about the conditions of prisons and prisoners' rights. Prabir Purkayastha of Newsclick discusses the ignored reasons behind the deaths of Indian and Pakistani prisoners with two human rights lawyers, N.D. Pancholi and Nandita Haksar.
Newsclick Production, May 15, 2013
Newsclick commemorates Nakba Day by paying tribute to two farmers in the Occupied West Bank who have been fighting for their right to their fields, homes and livelihood.
Newsclick Production, May 14, 2013
Ever since Delhi University administration decided to implement the "Four Year Undergraduate Program" or the FYUP, the university has been caught in a quagmire. The FYUP will replace the existing 3 year under-graduate courses of Delhi University. This decision has led to protests from several teachers, students and senior academicians who have strongly rejected this course for several reasons. But, DU's Vice Chancellor, Dinesh Singh still insists on going ahead with the proposed FYUP. All this is happening under the backdrop of several other disturbing trends in the University, where teachers and students alike rue the systematic death of all democratic spaces in Delhi University accusing the DU administration and Dinesh Singh of functioning in an autocratic manner.
Newslick speaks to several students and teachers of the University and tries to gauge why the new proposed course has been mired in controversy and whether this proposed "reform" is part of a larger design.
As Newsclick turns four, we look back at the various videos we have done on several topics. We bring you snippets from a selection of our videos on "International Affairs". From Syria, to Libya to Palestine to the Red Shirt Rebellion in Thailand to Chavez's death, we have tried to get experts, from India and abroad, to give us an insight on all the major developments across the world.
Clinical Trials in India: Brazen Cocktail of Corporate Crimes, Corrupt Government and Exploitation of the Poor
Newsclick Production, May 07, 2013
The Parliamentary Committee report on health tabled in the Parliament last month shockingly exposes the reckless attitude and the complicity of the Health Ministry, Drug Controller General of India's office and the Central Drug Standard Control Organisation in helping Multinational pharmaceutical companies in conducting clinical trials on poor patients in India leading to 2644 deaths during clinical trials since 2005. Neha Dixit interviews Amulya Nidhi, co-convenor of Swasthya Adhikar Manch, the organisation that filed the much needed petition on Clinical trials in the Supreme Court of India which opened a pandora's box on the issue and helped hold the Union of India accountable.