A journalist turned activist and dissident, Aakar Patel has worked in senior editorial positions at leading media organizations in India including the Deccan Chronicle, Mid Day, and Asian Age. In 2015, he joined international human rights organization Amnesty International as executive director for Indian operations.
Due to his writing and activism, Patel has been the frequent target of vitriol and threats from the Indian right wing parties and their allies. Over the years he’s had his home raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation and been arrested for tweeting. He joined Jonathan Zarov and Ankur Malhotra to talk about the current state of governmental censorship and repression in India.