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.
The media must be free and fair, uninfluenced by corporate or state interests. That's why you, the public, need to pay to keep news free.