Arfa Khanum Sherwani

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In India’s hardest-hit newsroom, surveilled reporters fear for their families and future journalists

M.K. Venu, a founding editor at India’s independent non-profit news site The Wire, says he has become used to having his phone tapped in the course of his career. But that didn’t diminish his shock last year when he learned that he, along with at least five others from The Wire, were among those listed…

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A police officer is seen at the office of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Chennai on November 9, 2019. BJP officials recently incited a harassment campaign against journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani. (Reuters/P. Ravikumar)

Indian journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani receives death threats after BJP officials share edited video

New York, February 24, 2020 — Bharatiya Janata Party officials must cease inciting online harassment against journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, and Indian authorities should ensure that threats against journalists are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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