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For more than two months, the Indian government has managed to largely cut off the 8 million people of Jammu and Kashmir from the outside world.

Phone and internet links were cut and the local press silenced. The move followed an Aug. 5 decision by India’s Hindu nationalist government to strip the Himalayan region of some of its autonomy.

On this edition of Global Journalist, a look inside Kashmir’s communications blackout and and the way the current crisis is both escalating tensions with Pakistan and altering the region’s politics.

Joining the program:

Assistant producers: Charles Dranginis, Samantha Waigand

Supervising producer: Trevor Hook

Visual editor: Kyle McCubbin

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