At least 55 journalists have either faced arrests, physical assaults, alleged destruction of properties or threats for reporting on the coronavirus crisis during India’s lockdown from March 25 to May 31, the Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) has said in a report.

“India has become the riskiest place for journalists in the world,” said the report. It said the Indian state and political activists alleged that journalists acted “prejudicial to maintenance of harmony” and “the national integrity, sovereignty and security of India”

The RRAG said the highest number of attacks on media persons was reported from Uttar Pradesh state (11 journalists), followed by Jammu and Kashmir (6) and Himachal Pradesh (5).

Source: Aljazeera


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