25 October, 2020

Breaking The News, Brutally

Freelance journalists, especially in small towns, are paying dearly for speaking up

AFP (From Outlook 06 July 2015)
Breaking The News, Brutally
outlookindia.com
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Ground Down

  • Uttar Pradesh: Jagendra Singh burnt in his own house ‘by policemen’ after he reported against the state’s PWD minister
  • Madhya Pradesh: Sandeep Kothari abducted after reporting on illegal mining. Burnt body found in Maharashtra
  • Uttar Pradesh: Haider Khan beaten, tied to a bike and dragged in Pilibhit after reporting on land-grabbing
  • J&K: Javed Malik assaulted by security guards of a PDP minister after he pro­­­­tes­ted against lewd remarks directed at his wife
  • Punjab: Jasdeep Singh died in a freak accident (in 2013) after a truck rammed into car of local police chief

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Sandeep Kothari, a journalist in his forties, was riding his motorcycle with a friend on the pillion in Katangi, in the Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, when a jeep rammed them...

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