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MEDIA BLACKOUT_SMALL

The phrase “media blackout” popped up again in social media discourse following speculations that the news media is willfully ignoring the recent agitation in Punjab after the alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib. Here are 10 instances of media as well as Internet and phone services blackouts in India since the start of the 21st century.

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This article has been republished from Newslaundry.com.

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BJP stops telecast of TV channels – October 26, 2007

https://archive.tehelka.com/story_main35.asp?filename=Ne031107gujrat_sec.asp

https://www.rediff.com/news/2007/oct/27godhra.htm

https://www.ibnlive.com/videos/india/cable-blackout-275311.html

Limit on bulk SMSes imposed – October 7, 2012

https://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/08/19/in-bangalore-northeast-life-interrupted/

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/sms-limit-increased-from-5-to-20-per-day-with-immediate-effect-497588

UP government bans Times Now and India News – January 14, 2014

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Uttar-Pradesh-blacks-out-TV-channels-for-criticizing-Akhilesh-govt/articleshow/28763506.cms

https://www.newslaundry.com/2014/01/14/behind-the-ban-on-times-now/

NDTV blanked out to protest ban on India’s Daughter -March 8th, 2015

https://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/leslee-udwin-indias-daughter-bbc-documentary-nirbhaya-rape/1/424444.html

https://www.firstpost.com/living/ndtv-protests-ban-on-bbc-documentry-indias-daughter-goes-blank-for-an-hour-2142425.html

Dimapur lynch mob case – March 8, 2015

https://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-situation-under-control-in-dimapur-43-arrests-made-2067167

Karnataka government blocks Tamil channels -March 2015

https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/what-is-the-mekedatu-project-115041800544_1.html

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/All-Tamil-TV-channels-blocked/articleshow/46731264.cms

Al- Jazeera blocked for displaying wrong maps – April 23, 2015

https://thediplomat.com/2015/04/india-bans-al-jazeera-for-broadcasting-wrong-maps-of-kashmir/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/23/india-al-jazeera-maps_n_7124678.html?ir=India&adsSiteOverride=in

Gujarat agitation led by Hardik Patel – August 26, 2015

https://www.newslaundry.com/2015/08/27/hardik-patel-ko-gussa-kyun-aaya/

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/stir-over-obc-status-govt-proposes-talks-hardik-patel-plays-hard-ball/

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/after-clashes-over-hardik-patels-detention-no-whatsapp-in-gujarat-1211058?pfrom=home-lateststories

Internet blackout in Kashmir – September 25, 2015

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Internet-blackout-continues-in-Jammu-and-Kashmir/articleshow/49125055.cms

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