Journalism: What role does the media still have as a fourth power in the state?
Between the Lines

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Anyone who has ever travelled to India and talked to a merchant or rickshaw driver can quickly realize that Indians are very communicative who love to disseminate their views on God and the world and do not shy away from criticizing the conditions in their country. This joy of opinion and communication seems to be an Indian trait that the Indian Nobel Prize winner and economist Amartya Sen has explored in his book "The Argumentative Indian".

However, this is also an expression of intensive media consumption in a country that regards itself as "the world's largest democracy" and is home to one of the world's largest and most diverse media markets. Under the sway of digitization, a long economic boom, and the needs of a new, urban-oriented middle class, this media market has, however, changed and developed dramatically over the past 25 years - largely unnoticed by the rest of the world. Perhaps it is time to cast a closer eye over this market.

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Globally, China and India represent the largest newspaper markets with 116 and 112 million copies sold daily, respectively!

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