The Freedom Chat: A Video Conversation with Sidharth Bhatia

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The Freedom Chat is a new video series by Sampsonia Way featuring interviews with journalists and other media workers facing censorship and repression in their home countries. In these Q&A’s, conducted via video chat, journalists talk with Sampsonia Way about press freedom, anti-free speech legislation, and exile.

In the ninth installment of The Freedom Chat, editorial intern Olivia Mancing spoke to Sidharth Bhatia, a Mumbai-based writer and columnist who has contributed to several publications, including Times of India and Asian Age. In this interview he talks about the effect of economic reforms on India’s media, self-censorship, and the future of free speech.

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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