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Andrew Otis, author of Hicky's Bengal Gazette; The Untold Story of India's First Newspaper

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Fearless but flawed! James Hicky, editor of India's first newspaper, was passionate about freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and unafraid to take on even Warren Hastings, governor general of India. Author Andrew Otis, who spent five years researching Hicky’s life and work, talks about the man and his times, about the sorry condition of India’s priceless archives, and about how we are essentially still fighting for freedom of expression though in a vastly different new media environment.

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