About This Source - Al Jazeera
The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. More from Al Jazeera
Three Recent Al Jazeera Stories:
In the latest battle over freedom of expression in India, journalists have marched on the country’s Supreme Court for protection from violent nationalist groups backing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.
Some 800 journalists presented a petition to the Supreme Court in New Delhi this week demanding protection as well as an investigation into recent attacks against reporters.
The protest rally came after Kanhaiya Kumar, a PhD student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, was arrested on sedition charges for organising a rally marking the anniversary of the execution of a Muslim Kashmiri leader.
A student faction linked to Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party accused Kumar of using anti-Indian slogans during the demonstration.
Journalists reporting the court case were called “traitors” and “terrorists”, while being attacked in broad daylight despite the presence of police throughout the complex.
In what many journalists and writers see as a climate of increasing oppression, news outlets in the world’s largest democracy are struggling to find a way to cover stories that touch on the nationalism movement and those who oppose it.
Talking us through the story are Rajdeep Sardesai, consulting editor at India Today Group; Sudhir Chaudhary, editor at Zee News; Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor at Caravan Magazine; and Madhu Kishwar, the author of Modi, Muslims and Media.
– Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish
– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera
– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/