Release of Telugu news website demanded


Web Desk

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the government of the Indian state of Telangana to “immediately release” Ravi Prakash, the founder of an independent Telugu news website, Tolivelugu. In a statement shared on its website on Tuesday, CPJ, an independent organisation working to promote press freedom worldwide, also urged the government to ensure that Prakash is not harassed because of his work. Quoting media reports, CPJ said that Prakash had been arrested by Hyderabad police on Oct 5 on allegations of corporate fraud during his time as CEO of the TV9, adding that he was forced to resign in May “in the midst of a hostile corporate takeover”.

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