India ban on BBC Modi documentary ‘imperils press freedom’

India ban on BBC Modi documentary ‘imperils press freedom’

India ban on BBC Modi documentary ‘imperils press freedom’ Media groups say India’s government is abusing its emergency powers under the 2021 IT Rules by blocking a BBC documentary. Several media watchdogs have condemned the Indian government’s decision to ban a BBC documentary critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and have criticised the use of emergency powers to prevent clips from being accessed or shared online in India. An adviser in India’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Saturday said …