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67 journalists arrested, detained, questioned in India in 2020 for their work

In ominous news for free expression and media in India, a study has found that 154 journalists were arrested, detained or interrogated between 2010 and 2020 in India, and 40% of these cases were reported in 2020 alone.

Called ‘Behind Bars: Arrest and Detention of Journalists in India 2010-20’, the research has been done by independent journalist Geeta Seshu for the Free Speech Collective, and analyses the decade of summons, detention, arrests, questioning and show-causes notices against scribes in the past decade.

Further, nine foreign journalists also faced deportation, arrest, interrogation and denial of entry into India during this time period….