Watch | Violence, Cyber Attacks, Mental Health: CHRI on Challenges for Journalists in Northeast India

Sanjoy Hazarika and Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty discuss the new report released by CHRI.

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The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent non-profit organisation that released a report that identifies and assesses challenges faced by local media in the Northeast of India – through the eyes and words of journalists living there. Many of these personal and heartfelt accounts document the challenges faced by journalists reporting on a region that has suffered insurgencies, political and ethnic strife, conflict and citizenship exercises.

Mitali Mukherjee spoke with author Sanjoy Hazarika, who is a senior journalist and international director of CHRI, and Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, national affairs editor at The Wire, on the findings of the report and what support journalists in the Northeast need, in order to report fearlessly.