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Indian police arrest a news site’s editor and administrator after raiding homes of journalists

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in New Delhi have arrested the editor of a news website and one of its administrators after raiding the homes of journalists working for the site. Police say the arrests were made late Tuesday after journalists associated with NewsClick, one of India’s few remaining independent news outlets, were detained and had their digital devices seized during extensive raids. The raids were part of an investigation into allegations that NewsClick received funds from China. NewsClick denied the charges. Media watchdogs and opposition parties described Tuesday’s raids as part of an intensifying crackdown on independent media under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist-led government.

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