India has been reduced to begging for emergency aid during the pandemic after being declared world’s future economic power.
India articles on Democracy Chronicles
Giant India is an electoral democracy, the world's biggest democracy by far. According to Freedom House, "elections have generally been free and fair and the 2009 national polls were mostly peaceful, though some violence occurred". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
How Media Rules Empower India To Censor Online News
Indian online news sites are on edge after the state issued news rules in February that put them under oversight and censorship.
Why Has Indian Democracy Been Downgraded?
India’s democracy has been downgraded from “free” to “partly free” but India is more concerned with labelling the new ranking as misleading.
Is Modi Working to Undermine India’s Online News Outlets?
In recent years, India’s PM, Narendra Modi, has cowed wide segments of India’s news media as part of a campaign against dissent.
How India’s Internet Shutdowns Damage Democracy
India prides itself with being the biggest democracy but also shuts down the internet. However, its internet shutdowns damage democracy.
Electoral Autocracy: The Downgrading Of India’s Democracy
Freedom House downgraded India from a free democracy to a “partially free democracy” earlier this month in its annual report.
Report: India Now As Autocratic As Pakistan, Worse Than Bangladesh
New report shows India is now as autocratic as Pakistan in terms of censorship, and worse than both Bangladesh and Nepal.
India Fake News Problem Fueled By Digital Illiteracy
For more than 90% of India’s population, digital literacy is almost non-existent. This situation is fuelling the fake news problem in India.
Twitter Promises It Won’t Block India Journalists and Activists
The latest news on this front comes from a really interesting article by BuzzFeed News Reporter Pranav
Rihanna Creates Flutter With Tweet on India Farmer Protests
Pop superstar Rihanna has created a flutter in India by wading into the months-long protests by Indian farmers.