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Mainstream, VOL LIX No 9, New Delhi, February 13, 2021

Concern over ED raids at newsclick.in - Statement by the Editors Guild

Friday 12 February 2021

The Editors Guild of India

PRESS STATEMENT

February 10, 2021

Editors Guild of India statement on ED raids at the office of NewsClick.in, and residences of its senior journalists and officials

The Editors Guild of India is deeply concerned about the raids by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), at the office of the independent news website NewsClick.in, the residences of its editor-in-chief and promoter, the editor, as well as some of its senior management officials.

In the recent past the website has been at the frontline of reporting on the farmers agitation, the anti-CAA protests, and has been critical of various government policies and of a few powerful corporates houses.

EGI is concerned that raids by government agencies are not used as coercive measures to suppress free and independent journalism. The Guild demands that care be taken to not undermine the news operations of NewsClick and that it’s journalists and stakeholders are not harassed under the garb of such measures.

Seema Mustafa, President

Sanjay Kapoor, General Secretary

Anant Nath, Treasurer

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