India’s digital rules trigger fears of curbs on free speech, media freedom
18 March 2021 | 6:45 am
Media outlets and activists fear that new regulations give unchecked powers to the government to censor digital content and curb press freedom.
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India was recently gripped by a controversy involving the family of one of its most famous actors, Shahrukh Khan. In October 2021, Khan's son was arrested for alleged narcotics consumption. But according to his lawyer, there was no evidence of any wrongdoing. Many Indians believe the arrest was in fact orchestrated by India's Hindu nationalist government as a way of targeting the actor. In recent years, the government has become increasingly hostile towards some members of the country's powerful film industry. Our correspondents report.
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