Blackout in Bastar

19 April 2016 10:45 am

Freedom of expression is being throttled in Chhattisgarh as the state cracks down on media and civil society.

For the last six months, the central Indian state has witnessed a sustained attack on journalists and human rights defenders. Conditions have been created where arbitrary arrests, threats to life, and organized hindrance to the work of journalists, lawyers, and other human rights defenders have led to a near total information blackout.