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    Silencing Journalists in India

    Date: 03/04/2018

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    By Bonnie Smith and Aditi Saxena

    According to the Index released by reporters without borders in 2017, India is ranked 136 in the world press freedom index among a list of 180 countries.

    Presumably, in defence of their action or inaction, the Indian government may argue that the current constraints on Indian media are predicated on the necessity for strong government control and influence in an effort to protect and provide consistent benefit to all people. However, these protections and influences are not impactful, if there is an inconsistent appreciation for them from the masses of people they claim to serve. Historically, it is said that concentration of power leads to corruption, and degenerate democracies devolve to
    panem et circenses.

    According to the data by committee to protect journalists, an independent, non profit organization that promote press freedom worldwide. 75 journaliste have been killed in India since 1992. This compilation by HRLN from various sources is dedicated to all those journalist who lost their live for doing their job.

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