Paritosh Pandey

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Attacks on the Press

Attacks on the Press 2002: India

India is famous for being the world's largest democracy, but government actions in 2002 to curb the press indicate a growing intolerance among the country's leadership. Many journalists say the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to target its critics in the media as a matter of policy--and largely gets away with it.
March 31, 2003 12:06 PM ET

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CPJ requests information about murdered journalist

New York, April 25, 2002— CPJ today sent a letter of inquiry to Dr. Vishnu Kant Shastri, governor of Uttar Pradesh State, India, requesting information about the April 14 death of journalist Paritosh Pandey.

Pandey, a crime reporter for the Hindi-language daily Jansatta Express, was shot dead at point-blank range at around 10:30 p.m. in his home in the residential neighborhood of Gomtinagar, in Lucknow, according to police. At least six shots were fired at Pandey's head and chest, and it appears he died instantly.
April 25, 2002 12:00 PM ET

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