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Reporters Without Orders Ep 307: Academic Freedom Index, India’s PSA prisoners

A reporters’ podcast about what made news and what shouldn’t have.

WrittenBy:NL Team
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This week, host Tanishka Sodhi is joined by Newslaundry’s Sumedha Mittal and Mid-Day’s Neerja Deodhar.

Neerja reported on India’s slipping rank in the Academic Freedom Index, placing it behind Sri Lanka and Pakistan. She says this is a result of the growing “culture of surveillance” on professors and faculty members which affects campus integrity.

Sumedha reported on how prisoners jailed under the Public Safety Act in J&K are granted bail, but aren’t released since authorities want “clearance letters” that take time. Doesn’t this go against court orders? Listen to find out.

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00:00:00 - Introduction

00:02:04 - Academic Freedom Index

00:24:06 - PSA prisoners

00:35:21 - Recommendations



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Produced by Saif Ali Ekram, edited by Umrav Singh Gurjar, and recorded by Anil Kumar.


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