When media houses killed freedom of expression

Before we get into this week’s Things Change, I would request you to observe a minute’s silence in memory of freedom of expression. 

In what appeared to be an email from the company’s HR department to employees, the India Today Group on Wednesday issued an interim social media advisory, putting a gag on its journalists from sharing their personal political views on any social media platform. The guidelines, effective immediately, are to serve as the “single-line social media policy for the group for the next two months.”

https://twitter.com/free_thinker/status/1316288223463665665?s=20

Although the key points are highlighted in the tweet, I’d like to …

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