India Sting Bares Papers on the Take

GIJN member Cobrapost has the biggest story in India but the Indian press is all but silent about it. The reason? Cobrapost ran a sting operation exposing widespread readiness by major media to accept payoffs for stories biased toward the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Hindu nationalism. Cobrapost dubbed the story "Operation 136" -- a reference to India's poor ranking in the 2017 World Press Freedom Index.

Source: BBC News, Cobrapost

Posted on: June 1, 2018