Episode 30: Anant Nath

Caravan Baatcheet: How the new media laws are an attack on press freedom in India

30 December 2023
Photograph by ANI
Photograph by ANI

In this episode of #CaravanBaatcheet, the editor of The Caravan, and president of the Editors Guild of India and the Association of Indian Magazines, Anant Nath, discusses the five media-related bills and laws enacted by the Narendra Modi government since 2021.

Nath states that cumulatively these laws equip the state with dangerous tools and provisions to control and clamp down on critical voices and free speech. He explains that through these laws, the government aims to create a comprehensive surveillance framework to control the media, censor content, and target dissenting voices.