Tamil Nadu

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Local journalists protest on March 4, 2020, following the attack the previous night on reporter M. Karthi, in Tamil Nadu, India. (Credit: Kumudam)

Indian reporter M. Karthi attacked, threatened in Tamil Nadu

New Delhi, March 6, 2020 — Indian authorities must swiftly and transparently investigate an attack on journalist M. Karthi and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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India denies public exhibition of film on life of Tamil journalist Shoba

India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which regulates the public exhibition of films in the country, declined to certify the film Porkalathil Oru Poo on May 27, 2015, citing the possibility that it could harm “friendly relations with foreign States,” the English-language daily The Hindu reported.

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Bombs thrown at Indian TV station in Chennai

Assailants threw two homemade bombs at the offices of Puthiya Thalaimurai, an independent Tamil television station in Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, early on March 12, 2015, according to news reports. No one was injured, and the offices did not suffer any damage.

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Indian journalists beaten outside political leader’s home

At least four journalists were assaulted on May 18, 2014, outside the house of a high-ranking party leader in Tamil Nadu.

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Voters queue at a polling station during the state assembly election in New Delhi on December 4, 2013. A major election is due in May. (Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

India’s independent journalism in doubt in election year

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 political influence.

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