‘Bol Ke Lab Azaad Hain Tere’: Dissent Through Art on World Press Freedom Day

Today, May 3, is observed as World Press Freedom day in order to make people aware of the importance of press freedom and to remind the government of its duty to uphold the right to freedom of expression.

However, in today’s time, the press in India faces trying times Journalists are being targeted, trolled and even killed for speaking truth to power; political films are being censored and the media is being reduced to a mouthpiece of the government in power.

This artist made these portraits to depict the current state of affairs – as they are.