Press freedom, never a given in India, has suffered repeated assaults – never more sustained than now. Siddique Kappan’s case is emblematic of it. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 2021 was one of the deadliest years of the past decade for Indian journalists. No wonder India is ranked 150th among 180 countries in the Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. Please listen to the latest episode of All Indians Matter.
Mehnaz Kappan’s speech: https://twitter.com/AzeefaFathima/status/1559110055194394624?s=20&t=R0lJfmo1K0wtANJxPRi7iw
India’s World Press Freedom Index ranking: https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-falls-8-positions-to-150th-rank-in-rsf-2022-world-press-freedom-index-101651622367861.html
Committee Against Assault on Journalists report: https://www.caajindia.org/2022/02/media%20ki%20gherabandi%20caaj%20report%20uttar%20pradesh.html