ICWS@70: India and the Media

ICWS@70: India and the Media
18 February 2019, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU


Professor James Manor, former Director of the ICWS
Salil Tripathi, Journalist and Chair, Writers in Prison, PEN International
Nupur Basu, Journalist

Chair: Mrs Rita Payne, Emetitus Chair, Commonwealth Journalists Association 

In the past five years, there have been over 200 attacks on journalists and bloggers across India, with the greatest number of cases in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Three leading commentators on modern-day India will discuss the sources and impact of multiple pressures from state and non-state actors on India’s once vibrant media. In the view of the Editors Guild of India, members of the BJP government and its extremist Hindu allies have “declared war”. The panelists will discuss the implications of targeting print, broadcast and online outlets for the country’s forthcoming elections in spring 2019. 

ICWS India and the Media 2.pdf


Olga Jimenez
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