Hindi-language journalist Ravish Kumar and filmmaker Vinay Shukla examine the rapidly deteriorating state of television reporting in India.
During his time at leading national news channel NDTV, Ravish Kumar has witnessed first-hand a changing media landscape. Resources and funds are depleted, colleagues have left for better-paid jobs and ratings continue to dip. Amidst all this, he also has to deal with personal threats, hate emails, the decimation of ethics through competition with other channels, and a rise in nationalism that is radically transforming political, social and cultural life. As Kumar continues to fight for a fair and balanced news media, Shukla’s docu-thriller While We Watched reflects an unsettling trend sweeping across the world.