Siddharth Varadarajan

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Indian court bars The Wire from publishing stories on businessman Jay Shah

October 24, 2017 4:30 PM ET

New Delhi, October 24, 2017-- The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by India's judiciary to proceed with a criminal defamation complaint against The Wire and issue an injunction preventing the news website from reporting about Jay...

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In India, online campaign seeks to free press from risk of criminal defamation

October 14, 2016 2:45 PM ET

An online campaign to decriminalize defamation in India is being led by a member of the country's main opposition party. "Criminal defamation can lead to people being put in jail for something they have said publicly. This law needs...

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India's independent journalism in doubt in election year

January 6, 2014 3:31 PM ET

With the dawn of the new year, India is looking ahead to a national election in May. Recent developments raise questions about the quality and quantity of independent news coverage of the polls as local media come under greater...

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