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Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?
Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them? -

The death of young journalist Raman Kashyap in the violence at a farmers’ protest in Lakhimpur Kheri of Uttar Pradesh has, once again, laid bare the perils of being regional stringers and freelancers.

On October 3, Kashyap was at the protest site to cover the unfolding story for a private news channel. It promised to fetch him a few hundred rupe­­es. He died in the melee, after a vehicle, allegedly own­ed by the son of Union minister of state for home Ajay Kumar Mishra, ran over the crowd from behind.

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