Faye D’ Souza needs no introduction. In 2015, she proposed to the board of Bennett Coleman and Co. to institute yet another prime time news channel in India. But this channel, Mirror Now, would focus on citizen rights and issues. This should not have been revolutionary 68 years after independence, but astoundingly, it was. In just 48 weeks, Mirror Now replaced NDTV to take a position in the top 5 Prime Time news channel ratings by BARC.
In this keynote from the Agami Summit 2019, Faye D’ Souza dissects the power of broadcast media and its intersections with law and justice. In a country where press freedoms are facing fresh challenges, some journalists are still talking truth to power.