Jansandesh Times

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Akash Yadav, center, a Varanasi-based journalist with Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar spoke to CPJ India Correspondent Kunal Majumder about being a victim of both local police and a private hospital lobby. (Somi Das)

Mission Journal: Journalists in India’s Uttar Pradesh say threat of attack or prosecution looms large

Also available in हिंदी में On March 26, two days after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a national lockdown to control the spreading of COVID-19, Hindi-language daily Jansandesh Times reported that a tribe in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state, didn’t have enough to eat due to the sudden announcement and that children were eating grass.…

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Police are seen in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India, on July 31, 2019. Police in Uttar Pradesh recently arrested, investigated, and filed complaints against several journalists. (Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)

Uttar Pradesh police arrest, investigate multiple journalists since August 31

Police in Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state, have arrested, investigated, and filed complaints against journalists in several separate incidents since August 31, 2019, according to news reports and the journalists, who spoke to CPJ.

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Indian journalist fatally shot

New York, February 16, 2016–The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on investigators in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, to act quickly to bring the killers of journalist Karun Misra to justice.

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