Raja Mohi-ud-din: editor, printer, publisher, distributor, messenger and store manager of a one-sheet Kashmiri newspaper that sells 500 copies in 5 minutes

In the New York Times, a graphic report of the state of journalists and journalism in Kashmir, following the communications blackout in the Valley.

The paper tracks the life of Raja Mohi-ud-din, the editor of a Kashmiri newspaper, who wakes up at 2 am, carries the news for the next day’s issue on a pen drive, operates the presses, and then sits selling them.

We don’t know what’s happening out there,” said Faisel Yaseen, a political editor at the Rising Kashmir newspaper, which puts out about 1,000 copies a day.

“We are living in a dark room where access to accurate information comes from a hole, which is very small.”

Read the article: How Kashmir is printing dailies

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