India’s Battered Free Press

By The Editorial Board Journalists outside the home of Prannoy Roy of NDTV on Monday, after it was raided by India’s Central Bureau of Investigation.CreditBurhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times, via Getty Images Press freedom in India suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the country’s main investigative agency raided homes and offices connected to the founders of NDTV, India’s oldest television news station. The raids …

Crackdown on Indian news network sparks fear that press freedom is under threat

By Vidhi Doshi Prannoy Roy, executive chairman of NDTV, attends the inaugural Abu Dhabi Media Summit in 2010. (Ana-Bianca Marin/Getty Images) India’s Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday raided the home and offices of top television executives Prannoy and Radhika Roy, co-founders of news channel NDTV, which has often clashed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. In response, the network put out scathing …

Rajdeep Sardesai Threatened With Police Complaint For Inviting Activist Nandini Sundar To His Show

Apparently, it was a ‘shameless act’ By Adrija Bose   SCREENSHOT/INDIA TODAY In a letter, threatening to file a police complaint against Sardesai, LRO called Nandini Sundar a ‘naxal worker’. In a letter sent to veteran journalist Rajdeep Sardesai, a group that calls itself Legal Rights Observatory (LRO) has threatened to file a police complaint and take legal action against …

Rajdeep Sardesai Receives “Death Threats” for “Hindu Terror” Tweet

THE QUINT Eminent TV journalist Rajdeep Sardesai found himself at the centre of an onslaught of personal attacks over the weekend, after he expressed his views on ‘Hindu’ and ‘Islamic’ terror on his Twitter handle. On Friday night, Sardesai left netizens with this profound thought: A Barrage of Angry Criticism The responses were immediate and not altogether pleasant. While one …