Jorge Armenta had received threats and was under government protection, said the media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
The incidents come in light of an intense campaign of anti-Muslim hatred, in which India's Muslim minority has been blamed for deliberately 'spreading' the coronavirus in the country.
Critics accuse the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of attempting to silence media through violence and coercion, while the recent arrests of three journalists for "defaming" a monk-turned-chief minister triggered public outrage.
Media watchdog Reportes Without Borders (RSF) warns political leaders' hostility towards the media have "fuelled an unprecedented level of fear and danger for journalists".
A new study of six Murdoch-owned newspapers in Australia reveals that on average eight negative stories appeared about Islam or Muslims per day - and that's just a tiny fraction of the billionaire's global media empire.
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