Access to conflict zones is controlled by the armed forces, meaning journalists are dependent on the army and need to maintain their goodwill. Photo: AP
Access to conflict zones is controlled by the armed forces, meaning journalists are dependent on the army and need to maintain their goodwill. Photo: AP
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Indian media: in love with the military, blind to the truth of Pakistan conflict?

  • The Indian army’s claims that up to 300 terrorists had been killed in Pakistan were breathlessly reported by local media – then refuted by the foreign press
  • The media has long been reluctant to criticise the armed forces, even after reports of serious human rights violations such as rape and murder

Access to conflict zones is controlled by the armed forces, meaning journalists are dependent on the army and need to maintain their goodwill. Photo: AP
Access to conflict zones is controlled by the armed forces, meaning journalists are dependent on the army and need to maintain their goodwill. Photo: AP
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