Explained: 5 ways press freedoms were curbed under British rule, and how the media talked back

The British understood the importance of controlling the flow of information as resistance grew.

ByNL Team
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India enters its 76th year of Independence this year. The struggle against colonial imperialism was led by leaders, peoples’ movements, ideas, and also by the press. As the British understood the importance of controlling the flow of information, the suppression of publications grew while the nationalist movement gained momentum.

We look at five ways the media was restricted under British rule, and how it responded in creative ways.



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