CPJ calls for India to be held accountable for press freedom


The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has demanded that the European External Action Service hold Indian authorities accountable for widespread and gross violations of press freedom during the annual India-EU Human Rights Dialogue on July 15. "These talks should be an opportunity for the EU to raise the issue of press freedom violations with the Hindu right-wing BJP-led Indian government," said Tom Gibson, the CPJ's EU representative. He added, " As India seeks to brighten its poor record of press freedom, the EU should unequivocally condemn its crackdown on journalists and media organizations and arbitrarily detained journalists. Must make clear, verifiable demands, including release. The EU should ask what kind of relationship India and India-administered Jammu and Kashmir are building if critical journalists cannot report without harassment. Gibson also called on the European Union to call on India to take action against the following press freedom violations and attacks on journalists, as documented by the CPJ: Authorities use the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, a precautionary detention law, to keep Kashmiri journalists Asif Sultan and Fahad Shah. , And Sajjad Gul behind bars after being granted bail by the court in separate cases. According to reports, Gautam Nolakha, Anand Teltumbde, Siddique Kapan, and Manan Dar are being tried under India's Strict Anti-Terrorism Illegal Activities (Prevention) Act. Nolakha and Teltumbde imprisoned in solitary confinement 'egg' ) is placed in the cells. In June 2022, Delhi Police arrested a Muslim journalist Muhammad Zubair, himself an advocate against hate speech and misinformation, for a satirical tweet. On July 12, 2022, the Uttar Pradesh Police formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the six cases registered against Zubair in the state. Journalists from minority communities, including Muslims, are particularly at risk when reporting on sectarian discrimination and violence. According to CPJ research, at least 20 female Muslim journalists were "for sale" in the infamous Bully Bai app. was entered. CPJ's 2021 annual prison census found that seven journalists were detained in India and the IIOJK as of December 2021, setting the country's record for the most detained journalists since 1992. India is already destined. Even the United Nations has exposed India's true face by publishing a report on the use of excessive force against journalists and human rights activists. Uttar Pradesh Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the six cases registered against Zubair in the state. Journalists from minority communities, including Muslims, are particularly at risk when reporting on sectarian discrimination and violence. According to CPJ research, at least 20 female Muslim journalists were "for sale" on the infamous BullyBuy app. Was registered. The CPJ's 2021 Annual Prison Census found that as of December 2021, seven journalists had been detained in India and IIOJK, setting a national record for the most number of journalists detained since 1992. India is already destined. The United Nations has even published a report on the use of excessive force against journalists and human rights activists, exposing the true face of India. Uttar Pradesh Police has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the six cases registered against Zubair in the state. Journalists from minority communities, including Muslims, are particularly at risk when reporting on sectarian discrimination and violence. According to CPJ research, at least 20 female Muslim journalists were "for sale" in the infamous Bully Bai app. was entered. CPJ's 2021 annual prison census found that seven journalists were detained in India and the IIOJK as of December 2021, setting the country's record for the most detained journalists since 1992. India is already destined. Even the United Nations has exposed India's true face by publishing a report on the use of excessive force against journalists and human rights activists. Journalists from minority communities, including Muslims, face particular risks when reporting on communal discrimination and violence. According to CPJ research, at least 20 female Muslim journalists were "for sale" on the infamous BullyBuy app. Was registered. The CPJ's 2021 Annual Prison Census found that as of December 2021, seven journalists had been detained in India and IIOJK, setting a national record for the most number of journalists detained since 1992. India is already destined. The United Nations has even published a report on the use of excessive force against journalists and human rights activists, exposing the true face of India. Journalists from minority communities, including Muslims, face particular dangers when reporting sectarian discrimination and violence. According to CPJ research, at least 20 female Muslim journalists were "for sale" in the infamous Bully Bai app. Was registered. The CPJ's 2021 Annual Prison Census found that seven journalists had been detained in India and IIOJK by December 2021, setting a national record for the most number of journalists detained since 1992. India is already destined. The United Nations has even published a report on the use of excessive force against journalists and human rights activists, exposing the true face of India. At least 20 female Muslim journalists "for sale" in the infamous Billi Bai app was entered. CPJ's 2021 annual prison census found that seven journalists were detained in India and the IIOJK as of December 2021, setting the country's record for the most detained journalists since 1992. India is already destined. Even the United Nations has exposed India's true face by publishing a report on the use of excessive force against journalists and human rights activists. At least 20 female Muslim journalists "for sale" in the infamous Billi Bai app Was registered. The CPJ's 2021 Annual Prison Census found that as of December 2021, seven journalists had been detained in India and IIOJK, setting a national record for the most number of journalists detained since 1992. India is already destined. The United Nations has even published a report on the use of excessive force against journalists and human rights activists, exposing the true face of India.