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World Press Freedom Index
Opinion  /  Published 03.07.20

Silence is grey: Press freedom under siege

Democracy is not just about ‘being’ a system and how a nation is organized. It is much more about it ‘becoming’ inclusive and accountable to those who constitute the nation. On...
By G.N. Devy in

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.20

The hour of reflection

Pakistan may have extended the lockdown, but restrictions were eased in mid-April. Some industries were allowed to open in order to generate economic activity while permission was also granted to mosq...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

Opinion  /  Published 11.06.19

We need to treat women's equality as a political issue

If there is one thing that India has maintained, especially in the past few years, it is its consistent slide on important indices. It has already performed dismally on a number of indices, such as th...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 03.05.20

Against surveys that paint 'bad picture' of freedom of press: BJP

Asserting that the media enjoys absolute freedom in India, Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said 'we will expose' those surveys that tend to portray a 'bad picture' ab...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.11.18

Grave danger for journalists in BJP's India

India’s list of dubious distinctions is growing, especially with regard to the fourth estate. If it were not bad enough that the country has steadily been sliding downward each year on the World Pre...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 23.04.19

Press freedom is on the decline in India

If there is a rare accomplishment that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre can boast of, it is consistency in areas critical to democracy. On its watch, India has, once again, slipped two n...
By The Editorial Board in


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