India citizenship law: Media accused of pro-government coverage

Media coverage of protests against citizenship law generally promotes government views, say press freedom advocates.

Media coverage of the protests against a controversial citizenship law in India has ranged from being neutral to avowedly pro-government, say press freedom advocates.

The law puts citizens from three neighbouring countries on a fast-track to obtaining citizenship, but discriminates against Muslims.

And that has done a disservice to India’s viewers.

Al Jazeera’s Anchal Vohra reports from New Delhi.