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Al Jazeera – The Listening Post: Hate speech and online abuse: India’s growing extremism problem


January 08,2022

On The Listening Post:

Amid a spike in anti-minority hate speech, independent journalists in India uncover Hindu extremist gatherings and the truth behind a bizarre mobile app claiming to “sell” prominent Muslim women. Contributors: Samar Halarnkar – Editor, Article 14 Vijayta Lalwani – Journalist R Jagannathan – Editorial Director, Swarajya Mohammed Zubair – Co-founder, AltNews

On our radar: Two of Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy news outlets close, and an iconic memorial to the victims of Tiananmen Square is torn down. Meenakshi Ravi reports on the climate for expression in Hong Kong. ‘Foreign agents’ and ‘undesirables’: Kremlin’s media labels Authorities in Russia have been systematically clamping down on journalism with the help of so-called “patriotic” activists. Contributors: Vitaly Borodin – Federal Security & Anti-Corruption Project Roman Badanin – Founder & Former Editor in Chief, Proekt Lilia Yapparova – Special Correspondent, Meduza

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