Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in February. As India votes to elect its new government, opposition leaders have accused Modi of focusing on virulent nationalism after a terror attack on uniformed forces, as a ploy to divert attention from economic missteps and job losses. Photo: EPA

US, China, India or Hong Kong: how ‘magician’ leaders misdirect and rule. Can media be the hero?

  • The art of misdirection is alive and well in world politics, and news media must share the blame for playing along
  • The media really needs to start playing the role of a fourth estate by adopting a moral high ground, instead of just falling prey to commercial considerations
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in February. As India votes to elect its new government, opposition leaders have accused Modi of focusing on virulent nationalism after a terror attack on uniformed forces, as a ploy to divert attention from economic missteps and job losses. Photo: EPA
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