The organisation’s plea comes at a time when The Wire is facing both civil and criminal defamation suits by BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah.
Even when SLAPPs are of uncertain merit, they immensely damage prospects of free journalism, fierce criticism and accountability of power.
‘We always said the case against us was frivolous, we will continue to pursue the case of irregularities highlighted by CAG, Home Ministry”, says founding editor of The Wire
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
Worried about the threat of an expensive lawsuit by one of India’s biggest corporate houses, the trustees running the journal ordered the removal of articles critical of Adani Power Ltd.
Sue the Messenger by Subir Ghosh and Paranjoy Guha Thakurta is not only a chronicle of legal harassment by corporates of investigative journalists who write about their questionable practices, but also of the resistance against it.