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Radhika Mittal

Media sociologist and public discourse analyst

Dr Radhika Mittal is a media sociologist and public discourse analyst interested in examining environmental and socio-developmental narratives. She holds a PhD from Macquarie University, Australia, focusing on mediated discourses around climate change. As an Erasmus Mundus scholar sponsored by the European Commission, she initiated one of the first studies on climate change coverage in Indian print media. Her academic and teaching engagements focus largely on the communication of risk, climate change and sustainable development, including assignments with UNESCO, the UN Foundation and TERI.

You can find her on twitter @drradhikamittal and

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With Heat On Pachauri, Climate Issues Left Out In The Cold

The recent criminal charges levelled against Dr RK Pachauri have provided plenty of fodder for social media. Blogs and websites have joined the fray with comments and posts debunking climate change while highlighting denier claims and scam theories. The uproar is reminiscent of previous instances, where a controversial spin to happenings and statements helped negate and subvert the narrative on climate change.
19/03/2015 8:13 AM IST