Censorship in the Largest Democracy in the World

Friday, January 11, 2013


The rape and murder of a young woman in India has brought protesters to the streets. Both the national and international press have closely followed the public outrage and tepid response from government officials, turning out in full force to see the accused men in court on Monday. The swarm of journalists prompted a local judge to not only ban reporters from the courtroom, but also prohibit anyone from covering the trial. Brooke talks with New York Times reporter Niharika Mandhana about the repercussions of the ban, and about why the government would keep the trial off the public record. 

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Niharika Mandhana

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Comments [1]

Ramesh from Newyork

Indian police have lodged a case against the TV station that interviewed the victim's friend present at the time of incident. Reason was TV station was exposing the identity of the victim which against the law of the land. In reality Police is not happy that the friend told TV station about incompetence of police.

Indian police is most corrupt institution in the country; they local politicians, not ordinary people.

If the Govt. lets media inside the court, all of the incompetence of corrupt Indian police would come out, and Govt. does not what that to happen. Protection of women is not going to happen without cleaning the most corrupt agency that is Indian police.

Jan. 13 2013 01:12 AM

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