India’s northeast is a graveyard for journalists

Over two dozen journalists have been killed in India’s northeastern states by separatist militants, and coal and timber mafia, since 1992. The worsening situation this week which saw two journos in Assam and Manipur meet their end, resulted in India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh call for added protection. But local observers feel that this is going to do nothing to improve working conditions for journalists in the region.

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