Calls to kill minorities, weak mainstream media and negligent officials – India sees a rising wave of communism. Plus, Russia’s ever-growing media blacklist.
Amid an increase in hate speech against minorities, independent journalists in India are exposing Hindu extremist rallies and the truth behind a bizarre mobile application claiming to be “selling” prominent Muslim women.
Samar Halarnkar – Editor, Article 14
Vijayta Lalwani – Journalist
R Jagannathan – Editorial Director, Swarajya
Mohammed Zubair – Co-Founder, AltNews
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Two of Hong Kong’s latest pro-democracy news outlets are closing, and an iconic memorial to the victims of Tiananmen Square is being torn down. Meenakshi Ravi reports on the climate for expression in Hong Kong.
‘Foreign Agents’ and ‘Unwanted’: Kremlin’s Media Labels
Authorities in Russia have systematically seized journalism with the help of so-called “patriotic” activists.
Vitaly Borodin – Federal Security and Anti-Corruption Project
Roman Badanin – founder and former editor-in-chief, Proekt
Lilia Yapparova – Special Correspondent, Meduza