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Internet blockage hits newspapers in Arunachal Pradesh

Internet blockage hits newspapers in Arunachal Pradesh

Journalists Union also protest internet shutdown
Net services remain suspended in Arunachal Pradesh, hit newspapers

The Pema Khandu government in Arunachal Pradesh reacted to the anti-PRC agitation in the state by shutting down the internet. While some TV stations have been functioning, the internet shutdown has hit the newspapers in the state. The Arunachal Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ), the Arunachal Press Club (APC) and the Arunachal Electronic Media Association (AEMA) have noted the effect on delay in reporting the news. Besides that, the unions have also castigated the excesses by security personnel while managing the protests. The Assam Sentinel reported the meeting where the unions mentioned that mediapersons were manhandled and verbally abused, their cameras snatched away in some incidents.

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