press freedom in india

With new OCI rules, India continues to distance from diaspora

With new OCI rules, India continues to distance from diaspora

March 12, 2021

Last week, in a sudden, though not very surprising development, the Indian government announced a flurry of changes to the rules governing the status and rights of the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders. Now, any OCI will have to get special permission from the Foreign R...

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Freedom House report not a surprise, say activists

Freedom House report not a surprise, say activists

March 7, 2021

To many human rights and freedom of expression activists and lawyers, the latest report of Freedom House, an American NGO that ranks democracies around the world on their scores of relative freedom each year, did not come as any surprise. The Freedom in the World 2021 report dro...

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Between Covid-19, censorship & criminals, Indian media struggles to survive

Between Covid-19, censorship & criminals, Indian media struggles to survive

November 17, 2020

“Our media fraternity is working tirelessly towards strengthening the foundations of our great nation. Modi govt is committed towards the freedom of Press and strongly oppose those who throttle it,” union home minister Amit Shah tweeted on the National Journalism Day 2020. ...

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Arnab Goswami arrest no attack on press freedom

Arnab Goswami arrest no attack on press freedom

November 5, 2020

Moments after a team of Raigad police officials raided residence of Arnab Goswami, managing director of Republic Media Network, on Wednesday and arrested him on charges of abetment to suicide a strong and sharp response came from the ruling BJP and several union ministers slammin...

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Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks on journalists

Censoring coronavirus coverage: Increased attacks on journalists

July 15, 2020

As in a few other countries, journalists reporting on coronavirus pandemic in India have been threatened, attacked & jailed by a nervous government.

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India slips to 136 on Press Freedom Index

India slips to 136 on Press Freedom Index

May 1, 2017

Reporters Without Borders has noted India’s diminishing press freedom, in addition to a Human Rights Watch’s report pointing out government inaction on violence, revealing the threats to freedom that Indian citizens currently face.

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At least 74 journalists killed globally in 2016, according to Reporters Without Borders

At least 74 journalists killed globally in 2016, according to Reporters Without Borders

December 20, 2016

A recent report by Reporters Without Borders revealed that at least 74 journalists were killed globally while on duty, and India remains among most dangerous countries in world for journalists according to other reports.

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