Journalists In UP Face A Flood Of Criminal Cases From Yogi Adityanath’s Govt

08 Mar 2022 0 min read  Share

Since 2017, when Yogi Adityanath assumed office as Uttar Pradesh’s CM, his government has cracked down on journalists whose reports reflect negatively on the government. UP is the second-most dangerous place in India to be a reporter, especially in the Hindi-language media. Over five years of Adityanath’s government, 66 journalists faced 138 criminal cases, 48 were physically attacked. Most fight the State on their own: Some fight for their lives, others face an uncertain future.