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Indian cartoonist charged with sedition

One of India's best-known cartoonists, Sudhir Tailang, says he's detected a change in media freedom in his country in past six months.

He made the comment following the arrest of fellow cartoonist Aseem Trivedi who faces charges of sedition and insulting the national flag.

Mr Trivedi said his cartoons are trying to expose government corruption.

Mr Tailang told the BBC World Service programme Newshour that cartoons were the last bastion of free speech.

  • 10 Sep 2012
  • From the section Asia