Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
The information siege of Kashmir
By  • 24 October 2019
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…
India's toilet boom
By  • 13 December 2018
The the practice of outdoor defecation is a major cause of diarrheal diseases that kill about 2,200 children a day - more than die from HIV/AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis combined As of 2015, an estimated…
Hindu nationalists, impunity raise India press threat
By  • 12 November 2015
India is the world’s largest democracy, with a population of more than one point two billion people. It’s also an incredibly diverse place where people speak more than one hundred different languages. The media environment…
BBC veteran sees India media liberty waning
By  • 12 November 2015
"Media in India is not as free as it used to be." BBC World correspondent Zubair Ahmed has covered protests, communal violence and many other sensitive issues on the Indian subcontinent. After 25 years as…
India tries to suppress rape documentary
By  • 9 March 2015
India's government is attempting to suppress the distribution of a documentary about a high-profile 2012 gang rape and murder jointly produced by the BBC and an Indian television network, arguing the video encourages sexual violence…
Gujarat violence shadows India's Modi
By , • 27 May 2014
Modi's actions during 2002 anti-Muslim rampage stoke minority fears Incoming prime minister Narendra Modi’s promise of a ‘shining India’ through economic reforms and development captured the imagination of the country’s voters and allowed his Bharatiya…
Modi's moment
By  • 22 May 2014
Backlash against India's ineffective Congress-led coalition sweeps Narendra Modi and the opposition BJP to power. As the results of India’s national election came in last week it was quickly evident that Lok Sabha, the lower…
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