PROTOcall: Why privacy, patient rights still matter in a pandemic | April 30, 2020, 5:00PM


PROTOcall is a series of hour-long calls organised in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and International Journalists’ Network (IJNet) where relevant experts and thought leaders talk and give practical insights on emerging issues in media and journalism around the COVID19 crisis.

This PROTOcall will be dedicated to discussing issues of bioethics and privacy during a pandemic. It will help you understand what ethical standards are mandated by law and what’s good practice, what rights citizens should be aware of in these times of crisis and what issues of ethics and privacy journalists should look out for and answer all the relevant questions.

Date : April 30, 2020, Thursday

Time: 5:00 PM IST


  • Gayathri Vaidyanathan , a science and tech writer whose print and radio journalism has appeared in Nature, Discover, the Washington Post, Undark, the New York Times, the BBC and other publications,
  • Apar Gupta , a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), and regular contributor to various publications including Indian Express, The Hindu, IIC Quarterly, and Seminar, and
  • Dhvani Mehta , a founding member of the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, who leads its health law team and has worked on legal and regulatory issues related to clinical trials, drugs and medical devices, organ transplants and end of life care.

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