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Turning politics into theatre

Tweets by an international pop star—five words, one hashtag, a linked article—and a teenage climate activist on India's farmer protests have rattled thin-skinned Indians. What an irony: A citizenry perennially subjected to state-sponsored propaganda is tweeting #IndiaAgainstPropaganda. Liberal critics, unsurprisingly, are outraged at this mass reaction and calling

Turning politics into theatre

How interlinked economic and political forces create self-censorship in Indian media

Most contemporary discussions on press freedom begin with some sort of rankings: X country slipped Y positions on Z index—that’s evidence something wrong is happening. This makes headlines every year in India, as we continue to slip down in these indices. Criminal defamation cases are filed against journalists

How interlinked economic and political forces create self-censorship in Indian media