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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Vanessa Dougnac, a French foreign journalist who called India home for more than two decades has been forced to return to France after Indian authorities accused her of writing "malicious and critical" reports, "inimical to the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India."



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Modi's Hindu nationalist government is accused of stifling the press, India's media freedom record has declined over the past decade, falling 21 places to 161 out of 180 on the World Press Freedom Index, where 1 shows the best environment for journalism.

India, once the world's largest democracy. Currently the world's largest theocracy.

#1 | Posted by censored at 2024-02-20 04:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#1 | Posted by censored

How about 2nd largest dictatorship? Modi is a populist who set himself up for dictator in chief. It wouldn't surprise me to see civil war in India. Hindu is a 72% majority but you have Pakistan right there and itching to back the Muslims.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2024-02-21 09:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Currently the world's largest theocracy.


And quite possibly, the largest open sewer.

I'd love to see India, just not the cities.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2024-02-21 09:55 AM | Reply

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