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Arundhati Roy is being hounded by the Indian state. This is a test case for its democracy | Meena Kandasamy

That the author could be prosecuted for comments made 13 years ago is absurd – but also a deadly threat to freedom of speechThe climate for media and free speech in India is in a dangerous place. The country is already ranked 161 out of 180 countries i…

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Delhi police search journalists’ homes in latest raids on media

Search also carried out on office of news website under investigation for allegedly receiving funds from ChinaPolice have carried out early morning raids on a news portal office and the homes of almost 50 journalists, activists and comedians across Ind…

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Solomon Islands newspaper pledged to promote ‘truth about China’s generosity’ in return for funding

The Solomon Star denies accusations of ‘giving away’ its independence by accepting thousands of dollars’ worth of equipmentLocal media in Solomon Islands have been accused of compromising their independence by entering into agreements with Chinese news…

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Nobel laureate Maria Ressa says research by Oxford institute can be used against reporters

Exclusive: methodology used by Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism risks undermining media in global south, says RessaNobel peace laureate Maria Ressa has claimed Oxford University’s leading journalism institute is publishing flawed research …

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Bangladesh media in fear after PM’s ‘people’s enemy’ attack

Even stories on cost of living leave journalists facing assault, threats and arrest under Digital Security ActFour weeks ago, a reporter in Bangladesh was hauled from his office, badly beaten – and then thrown from the roof of his building, leaving him…

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Indian ministers rebuke Der Spiegel for ‘racist’ cartoon mocking population size

German magazine accused of putting down India with caricature depicting population overtaking ChinaA cartoon in the German magazine Der Spiegel poking fun at India as it becomes more populous than China has been castigated as “racist” by Indian ministe…

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Anger grows over Afghan journalists still stranded by Home Office inaction

Press members living under the Taliban, and living uncertain lives in Pakistan, must be given clarity say campaign groupsHundreds of Afghan journalists remain stranded in increasingly “dire” circumstances as frustration mounts over the UK government’s …

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Four media outlets facing libel claims over Nursultan Nazarbayev reports

Complaints filed by charity named after ex-president reopen the debate over legal action against public interest journalismFour media outlets in the UK and the US are facing libel claims after publishing investigative reports into allegations about the…

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