M.K. Venu

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Delhi police raid The Wire office and homes of its editors over retracted Meta reports

New Delhi, October 31, 2022 — Indian authorities must stop harassing employees of the news website The Wire and let them work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday. On Monday, officials with the Delhi police crime branch searched the New Delhi office of The Wire and the residences of editors Siddharth Varadarajan, M.K….

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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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