Statement from Sightline Media Group regarding the arrest of Vivek Raghuvanshi
ARLINGTON, VA., May 17, 2023 – Sightline Media Group, publisher of Defense News and Military Times, calls for the immediate release of freelance reporter Vivek Raghuvanshi following his arrest in India.
Vivek has written about the Indian defense industry for Sightline publications for more than three decades and has shown that he is a journalist of integrity and the highest ethical standards.
Vivek is deeply respected by his colleagues and by his readers in the defense industry, who know they can rely on accurate reporting and fairness.
Sightline, an independent, for-profit U.S. media company, is alarmed by reports that Vivek is accused by India’s government with collecting and passing information to foreign intelligence agencies.
Sightline leaders have not seen evidence to substantiate these charges and repudiate any attacks on press freedom.
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