Press Freedom: Charged Journalists Speak on Right to Report and Curbs on Media | Podumentary - The Probe

Press Freedom: Charged Journalists Speak on Right to Report and Curbs on Media | Podumentary

Last Updated on August 18, 2022

 

India’s rank in the World Press Freedom Index has been steadily declining for a few years now. According to the World Press Freedom Index 2022, India’s ranking further dropped to 150th position from 142nd. The Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, in its report, has described India as one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the media, but the government of India recently informed Parliament that it did not agree with these findings and called the methodology used by the organisation questionable and non-transparent. Over the course of this podumentary, we will talk to numerous journalists who faced action in India for their reportage and find out what led to action against them. 

Speakers: 

Ashish Sagar, journalist

Geeta Seshu, Co-founder, Free Speech Collective

Om Sharma, journalist 

Pawan Kashyap, Raman Kashyap’s brother, (Raman Kashyap died in the Lakhimpur Kheri carnage) 

Shyam Meera Singh, journalist 

Subal Kumar Dey, President, Agartala Press Club

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