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Editors Guild condemns IT 'surveys' at offices of digital media portals; calls it 'violation of free speech'

Editors Guild condemns IT 'surveys' at offices of digital media portals; calls it 'violation of free speech'

New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) The Editors Guild of India has raised concerns over the Income Tax “surveys” at the offices of news websites NewsClick.in and Newslaundry.com. and said it is "the violation of free speech and freedom of the press'.
In a statement issued on Saturday, Editors Guild of India said, "The Guild is deeply concerned that such indiscriminate seizure of journalists’ data, which could include sensitive information such as details of sources, stories under works is in violation of free speech and freedom of press."
"The dangerous trend of government agencies harassing and intimidating independent media must stop as it undermines our constitutional democracy," it added.

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