International Press Institute calls on Blinken to raise press freedom during India visit

The Hindu | Jul 27, 2021 at 7:07 PM
  • A global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists, the International Press Institute (IPI), on Tuesday called on United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to raise the issue of press freedom with Indian leaders during bilateral meetings.
  • The IPI letter noted that 18 attacks on journalists, eight arrests and 20 cases of “legal harassment” of journalists had been recorded by the IPI so far this year.
  • The IPI also highlighted the raids by the Income Tax department on the offices of Dainik Bhaskar.