Saturday, March 16, 2002

Riots between Hindu and Muslim factions resulted in more than 700 deaths in India recently. A religious reference like that would be axed in an Indian paper, because rules meant to quell hostility ban reporting on which communities are involved in violence. And during riots in Gujarat, officials blocked TV stations from airing footage until the violence subsided. Do the restrictions help control the violence? Bob talks with Philip Oldenburg, Associate Director of Columbia’s Southern Asian Institute.

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