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An old twisted tale of press freedom

Students of history may know the intricate contours of this period that eventually led to Hastings's and Impey's impeachment but Hicky's life has never been thoroughly investigated

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Sunil Sethi
From the killing of journalists Gauri Lankesh and Shujaat Bukhari to numerous recent attempts by governments to harass, intimidate and restrain media organisations, India’s record on press freedom is slipping ignominiously. Last month’s World Press Freedom Index Report by Reporters Without Borders placed India 138th out of 180 countries: It downgraded India's position from 136, just one spot above Pakistan and one below Myanmar.
 
The struggle by embattled journalists to fight suppression by government, commercial and religious interests is an old, bitter story; it’s never been better told than in compelling new research by a young American historian and
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First Published: Jun 30 2018 | 6:34 AM IST

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