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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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Congress Politician Amaresh Misra makes rape threats and death threats on Twitter

Amaresh Misra, whose profile describes him as “Author, Historian, Film writer and Politician” completely went bonkers on Twitter. Raging against the right wing in the wake of Modi’s speech at India Today’s Conclave 13, he began with bitter criticism over the Gujarat riots that rapidly devolved into outright abuse, rape threats and death threats. Possibly …

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