"Its about Adani"

IN Media Watch Briefs | 08/02/2018

Last year ABC Four Corners, an Australian news team, was threatened by the Crime Branch of Gujarat Police in October while it was at Gujarat’s Mundra port to investigate the Adani group. It was forced to leave Gujarat and India. Now comes  this post from an Indian origin Australian journalist working from ABC saying that they have been denied visas to come and do interviews here for a series of programs about India since independence for Radio National. "A highly placed govt. source" apparently told them "it is about the Adani story."                     

                 

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