Mannika Chopra/CPJ Guest Blogger

Mannika Chopra is a New Delhi-based media columnist and contributor to The Tribune, Hindustan and The Statesman. She is also involved in setting up women media collectives and mentors international journalism students visiting India.

Indian police detain a Kashmiri protester in Srinagar. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

News media expand, but freedom lags in Kashmir

Early this month, newspaper offices in Indian-controlled Kashmir received a note warning journalists to be more supportive of the Kashmir independence movement, according to the leading national daily, The Times of India, citing a news agency in the state’s summer capital, Srinagar. No militants took responsibility this time, but in mid-March insurgent groups issued a joint…

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