What the Silence Over Journalist Suman Chattopadhyay’s Arrest Tells Us About Bengal’s Media

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What the Silence Over Journalist Suman Chattopadhyay’s Arrest Tells Us About Bengal’s Media

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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he arrest of a veteran journalist by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Kolkata a couple of weeks ago, in connection with the iCore chit-fund scam, has gone mostly unreported by news organisations in Bengal, laying bare a deep-rooted – and often difficult to expose – nexus between the political world and the media.

Suman Chattopadhyay, the editor of Times group-owned Bengali daily Ei Samay has been an accomplished journalist since the ’80s, and has been credited with transforming the tradition-heavy Bengali journalism with his fresh ideas. This had made him a known face in Bengali journalism circles, and a media darling in the state.

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