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What Is Sauce for the Goose...

What Is Sauce for the Goose...
Nireekshak CALL it self-imposed censorship or Voluntary control' as the current president of the All-India Newspaper Editors' Conference, Sudhanshukumar Basu, prefers to call it, but the thing very much exists in the Indian Press. Take, for example, the recent language riots in Assam. The All-India Newspaper Editors' Conference directed Calcutta and Delhi newspapers to "exercise utmost caution in dealing with news from Assam", As a result, no one knew for days what exactly was happening in that eastern state. When this self- imposed censorship broke down, the government stepped in and imposed pre- censorship on all Calcutta and Delhi newspapers.

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