Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

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Interactive map: Chilling effect on Freedom of Press in India

Press freedoms in India are severely eroded. In 2020, India’s press freedom rank dropped to 142 out of 180 countries in Press Freedom Index. There are increasing instances of hate and threats directed at journalists, police and the law being used to punish journalists reporting stories that challenge the powerful. Police often detain, book or …

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Joint Statement condemning arrest of activists and public intellectuals

We, the undersigned, are shocked by the serial raids across the country on the homes of activists and public intellectuals who are critical of the government and the ruling party at the Centre. The arrests of prominent activists and intellectuals Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves, Gautam Navlakha, Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Kranthi Tekula and others, are …

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#BijliScam - Is the Indian Public paying an #AdaniTax on Electricity Bills? 2

#BijliScam – Is the Indian Public paying an #AdaniTax on Electricity Bills?

This article examines @santvarun’s tweets summarizing the press briefing by senior INC leader Ajay Maken and connects them with relevant information in the public domain. Three days ago, the UK newspaper, Guardian, made public excerpts of a 97-page show cause notice issued by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) to an Adani Group company: M/S …

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Delhi Union of Journalists demands justice for Dalit journalist Nagaraju

DELHI UNION OF JOURNALISTS Flat no.29, New Central Market, Connaught Circus, New Delhi-110 001 Phone: 23413459, E-mail: duj.delhi@gmail.com April 24, 2015 PRESS RELEASE Justice for Dalit Journalist Nagaraju Journalists, academicians, activists, lawyers and eminent personalities came together in solemn remembrance of the death of Dalit journalist Nagaraju Koppula who died after a protracted battle with cancer. Participants …

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Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV

What is paid news in India and why is it such a problem?

Indian citizens have the freedom of speech. But freedom of speech in itself means little without freedom of information. If you are free to decide for yourself and speak up, but you are deliberately fed information that makes something look really good and something look really bad, your condemning what was informed to you as …

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