Sedition charge against Indian reporter symptomatic of difficulties facing journalists in Uttar Pradesh

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New Delhi-based journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested and remanded in custody for 14 days as he was on his way to cover the Hathras gang rape case this week. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) demands his immediate release and calls for an end to the obstacles preventing reporters from covering this public interest case.

Siddique Kappan, the New Delhi correspondent for several Malayalam-language news outlets, was arrested on Mo

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