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Attacks on the Press: Journalism on the World's Front Lines, 2015 Edition by Committee to Protect Journalists

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19. Indian Businesses Exert Financial Muscle to Control Press

By Sumit Galhotra

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A man reads a newspaper in front of closed shops along the roadside in Delhi, India, on October 10, 2014.

Source: Reuters/Ahmad Masood

In the late summer of 2014, Indian freelance journalist Keya Acharya found herself embroiled in her own version of the War of the Roses. That August, Acharya was forced to respond to a nine-page legal notice demanding that she pay a staggering 1 billion rupees (inline16.3 million) to a company whose owner was upset about her article ...

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