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Aroon Purie

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
India Today Group

Aroon Purie is the founding Chairman & Editor-in-Chief of the India Today Group, India’s most respected and diversified media conglomerate. The Group has more than 35 magazines including editions of leading international titles. Its flagship newsweekly, India Today and other Group publications are all market leaders. It also has four leading 24-hour news channels including the largest Hindi news channel with an audience of 60 million viewers, 7 radio stations, a newspaper and a consumer e-com shopping portal. An alumnus of the London School of Economics and a qualified Chartered Accountant, Aroon has served on the Board of many prestigious institutions in India and abroad. He was Chairman of FIPP (The International Federation of the Periodical Press) from 2009 to 2011 and was the first Asian to be given this honor. A true pioneer, Aroon has been instrumental in changing the face of journalism in India and was awarded the Padma Bhushan – amongst India’s highest civilian honours – by the President of India in 2001.

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With the benefit of hindsight (or our biggest mistakes)

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We’re back for round five for one of the GEN Summit’s famous sessions. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Many of us would turn the clock back if we could. What are the biggest mistakes decision-makers made and how can we learn from them?
 Madhav Chinnappa will be the moderator of this session.

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News Literacy 2020: How to understand and combat misinformation

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Tens of millions were spent on fighting fake news and providing new tools to restore the trust between legacy media and their audiences. What strategies can newsrooms adopt to fight misinformation? While every country faced the problem at different scales and regarding different topics, misinformation spread across the world with what seems like an unstoppable […]

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