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Indian Police Raid Journalists in Ongoing Crackdown on Press

HeadlineOct 04, 2023

On Tuesday, police in New Delhi raided the homes and offices of dozens of journalists working for a left-leaning independent news outlet critical of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. NewsClick’s founder and editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha and another journalist were arrested. The mass raid and interrogations came as part of an investigation involving a sweeping anti-terror law critics say has been used to attack press freedom. Earlier this year, Indian authorities also raided the offices of the BBC in a separate investigation.

A group of protesters gathered in front of the New York Times building yesterday, as they accused the Times of complicity in the crackdown after the paper previously accused NewsClick and other outlets of being part of a Chinese news propaganda network

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