“I Will Not Leave”: A Crackdown on Journalists in India

Last fall, many journalists across India found themselves cornered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest crackdown on the media. The government had tightened restrictions on India’s Foreign Direct Investment Laws and forced the shutdown of entire news websites, like the India Huffington Post and Yahoo India. Senior Staff Writer for VICE World News, Pallavi Pundir, speaks with one of the most targeted journalists in India, Rana Ayyub. Together they grapple with the question at the forefront of many minds: Is India still a democracy? 

This episode was produced by Steph Brown. Special thanks to Aditya Mattoo.

VICE News Reports is hosted by Arielle Duhaime-Ross and produced by Sophie Kazis, Jen Kinney, Steph Brown, Sam Eagan, Adreanna Rodriguez, and Adriana Tapia. Our senior producers are Ashley Cleek, Sam Greenspan, and Stephanie Kariuki. Sound design and music composition by Steve Bone, Pran Bandi, and Kyle Murdock. 

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