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India blacklists Danish journalists over damning documentaries

Journalists from Danish public broadcaster DR have been allegedly blacklisted by India. The news came out on February 1 after award-winning investigative journalist Tom Heinemann was denied a visa by the Indian Embassy in Copenhagen.

The immediate trigger was said to be the broadcast of a documentary series “Blood, sweat and T-shirts”, which shows the plight of Danish youth working in the Indian textile industry. Heinemann has apparently been in the bad books with the Indian authorities since he made a film in 2005 called “A Killer Bargain”, an indictment of Danish companies violating Indian labour laws.

Read more: asiancorrespondent.com

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