An Indian View of Germany

Are topics from Germany interesting for Indian journalists? G. Sampath from the Indian newspaper The Hindu is spending a three month stay in Germany. In the interview, he tells how the German and Indian media landscapes differ and why he finds the topic of refugees fascinating.
Robert Bosch Stiftung | June 2016

What opportunities does the German organic food market offer India? What are the effects on German society of the current debate regarding the acceptance of refugees or the surge of right-wing influences? What is the current status of Sanskrit research in Germany?

Eight Indian journalists, at present participating in the program Media Ambassadors India-Germany, have been looking into these questions. Prior to this, they took part in an advanced training seminar at the International Media Center (IMC) of Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and received a compact introduction into the current debate in Germany: from A for automobile to Z for zeitgeist.

The Interview

In the interview, media ambassador G. Sampath tells how the German and Indian media landscapes differ and why he finds the topic of refugees fascinating. Sampath works for The Hindu, India’s third-largest English-language daily newspaper, and examines, above all, sociopolitical topics. During his stay in Germany, he is spending some time at Spiegel.

Photo: Björn Hänssler Media ambassador G. Sampath