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Latest update : 2016-01-20

Intellectuals in India denounce climate of intolerance

In India, the nationalist BJP-led government has angered many artists and intellectuals, who accuse it of stoking religious tensions, muzzling criticism, and pushing Hindu ideology in the country’s cultural institutions. For more than six months, students at the prestigious Film and Television Institute in the southern city of Pune have been protesting daily against the government-led appointment of their new chairman. Our correspondents in India went to meet them.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Claire Pryde.

By Surabhi TANDON , Louise KAMINKA , Nishu KUMAR

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Tirthankar ROY

Professor of Economic History, London School of Economics

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2016-06-27 India

Drug dealers of hope: Activists fight for access to life-saving Hepatitis C cure

Hepatitis C, a liver disease, causes approximately 500,000 deaths every year. Luckily, there is a miracle cure patented by the American pharmaceutical giant Gilead. But for most...

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2016-06-23 UK

Like it or not, immigration is Brexit's central topic

Immigration seems to be the most contentious topic in today's so-called "Brexit" referendum in the UK. A record number of people arrived in the UK in 2014, although bringing...

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2016-06-22 UK

Brexit could lead to second Scottish independence referendum

With just one day to go before the UK's referendum on EU membership, we head to Scotland. Party leaders there support the "Remain" camp, and polls suggest most Scots will vote to...

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2016-06-21 Mayotte

French island of Mayotte on verge of collapse

The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte has been a department of France since 2011, but locals feel abandoned by the country's central authorities. After more than two weeks of...

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2016-06-20 France

French city near Spanish border offers safe haven for refugees

To mark World Refugee Day, we take a look at a city in the French Basque country that's taken a pro-active stance in providing support to refugees, mostly Syrians, who have fled...

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