S. Senthalir is a Puducherry-based journalist who reports on issues related to caste, child rights, gender and politics. Chitra Ahanthem is a freelance journalist based in Imphal and has received various awards for her writing on child rights, militarisation, gender and HIV/AIDS. Jisha Elizabeth works with Malayalam daily Madhayamam and is an investigative journalist who writes about issues ranging from human interest, women empowerment, tribal issues, agriculture, land rights, health to politics. Watch them in conversation with Neha Dixit, an independent journalist based in Delhi. She has worked with several media organisations like Outlook, Caravan and The Wire and won over a dozen journalism awards. The panel talks about the challenges local journalists face in reporting grassroots issues, and the monopoly of the mainstream media.